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Pressure Ulcer Prevention: PUP tips return!

PUP Tip #1  Assessing pressure-ulcer risk

Pressure ulcers hurt everyone.  More than one in twenty Missouri nursing homes residents develop pressure ulcers which cause pain and suffering.  For nursing homes, the extra staff hours and medical supplies come at a time when money could be spent in other areas.  View Tip #1 here: PUP Tip 1 

PUP Tip #2  Skin Monitoring

Catching the early signs of a pressure ulcer can help you prevent them from forming.  Training all your staff to watch for these signs and report them quickly is critical. View Tip #2 here:  PUP Tip 2

All tips are also available on line: http://www.primaris.org/pup_tips.

The Missouri Local Area Network for Excellence (MOLANE) is the state coalition for Advancing Excellence.

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