In April 2014, a Pressure Injury pilot project started on wards M14, M16 and OPR4 as these areas have patient at high risk for developing pressure injuries.
The aim of the pilot is to:
This will help avoid long hospital stays and improve the patient experience.
An evaluation after six months shows:
The pilot has been successful in working towards the aims, and the intention is that it will be rolled out across the DHB during 2015.