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SUSTAINABLE SKIN

1 in 10 patients in acute care experience a pressure ulcer, 8.9% of adult ICU patients experience a facility-acquired pressure ulcer. Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) principles and equipment are an essential part of robust Safe Skin and Pressure Ulcer Prevention Programs. Providing safe and efficient solutions for bedside staff to manage their high-risk patients is crucial. Our SUSTAINABLE SKIN program focuses on educating staff in best practices for SPHM-supported safe skin protocols.

 

Service Types:

Facility Readiness Assessment

Description of Services

Safe Skin programs may be supported by Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) resources. Strong SPHM programming, culture and resources increase patient and caregiver safety; contributing to pertinent measurables for demonstrating a positive return on investment. Assessing the facility’s current needs is the first step in a SUSTAINABLE Safe Skin program in your organization.

Assessment Components:

      • Culture of Safety
      • Organizational support
      • Risk factors
      • Patient population-based equipment needs
      • Current process (protocols, surfaces and limitations, special skin care populations – ie. burn units, etc.)
      • Goals

Implementation

Description of Services

Implementing a culture of safety in an organization requires a change of culture hospital-wide. Staff workshops can be set up according to a facility’s individual needs. Ongoing data collection and immediate injury evaluation/education support can be provided remotely.

Implementation Components:

      • Staff roles/responsibilities
      • Implement new/additional resources (BMAT, mobility/turning protocols, wound care SPHM solutions, transfer protocols, etc.)
      • Facilitate new best practices integration (SPHM-Braden Scale-Mobility overlap and integration)
      • Collect pressure ulcer data, analysis methods, recommendations
      • Evaluate pressure ulcer prevention practices, implement wound care positioning and transfer interventions, unit-based patient population recommendations for safe skin
      • Sling and materials – options for fragile skin.

Sustainability

Description of Services

Remote clinical consultation will be provided throughout Safety programming trial period. Following goal deadlines, a hard-copy of data analysis and evaluation will be provided as well as modified goals.

Sustainability Components:

      • Evaluate HAPU rates and trends, determine unit based best practices, deliver new research based strategies to the team
      • Re-evaluate goals, set annual goals and strategies
      • Celebrate success, submit poster-presentation,publication abstracts to share success
      • Ongoing clinical consultation

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I Need Equipment

Equipment Bundle

Facility Assessment and Proposal w/ Equipment Purchase

Program Support (quantity based on equipment purchase size)

I Have Equipment, But Need Support

Program Support Only

A la Carte Program Support

Complete Program Support Implementation


T.R.A.I.N.
Through this philosophy we:
Teach
Realize
Apply
Implement
Nurture

In order to:
Take Risk Away In Nursing

About Us:

Our training philosophy is intended to support your program goals and help prepare your organization for SUSTAINABLE success, legislative and regulatory compliance and competency

Each of our clinical consultants have real clinical experience in Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) and represent all levels of care. Our Director of Clinical Services co-authored and co-investigated the Bedside Mobility Assessment Tool (BMAT), an evidence-based mobility assessment for nurses. Our clinical consultants bring personal experience and passion to the company. SUSTAINABLE seeks to offer program support to every facility through custom consultation and FREE resources. SPHM protects patients and caregivers. Our goal is to eliminate patient handling risk in healthcare.