The NYSPFP Initiative to Reduce Pressure Ulcers is designed to work with hospitals to improve the identification of patients at risk for pressure ulcers by implementing a standardized assessment and staging tool, and through consistent documentation.
To reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers by 40%.
NYSPFP’s approach to achieving performance excellence is embedded in a dynamic set of guiding principles designed to foster a culture of safety and continuous quality improvement. The following operationalizes the NYSPFP Guiding Principles to innovate, engage, integrate, and hardwire best practices, including for the reduction of pressure ulcers.
Hospital participants receive comparative data analyses to inform their improvement efforts. Click on the following link to access the NYSPFP data portal for measure definitions and comparative analyses.
Click on the following link to access examples of quality improvement interventions submitted by NYSPFP participating hospitals and that have demonstrated quantitative success.