Dissemination of AHRQ’s Safety Program for Nursing Homes On Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention

The purposes of this project were to disseminate the On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention (On-Time) program to 50 nursing homes and to assess the effect of the program on reducing pressure ulcers.The purposes of this project were to disseminate the On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention (On-Time) program to 50 nursing homes and to assess the effect of the program on reducing pressure ulcers. Additionally, the project provided AHRQ with information about the recruitment, training, and implementation methodologies employed in support of the dissemination. NORC partnered with Stratis Health, a quality improvement organization, to provide facilitation and technical assistance to the participating nursing homes in implementing the On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program. NORC and Stratis Health developed plans for the nursing home recruitment, established eligibility and participation criteria, and trained facilitators on the implementation steps. Stratis Health provided facilitation implementation and technical assistance. In conjunction with Dr. Tamara Konetzka at the University of Chicago, NORC conducted the impact analysis to assess the impact of the intervention on reported pressure ulcer rates, using data provided by the participating nursing homes and secondary data sources.

NORC worked with AHRQ to disseminate the On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention (On-Time) program to 50 nursing homes and to assess the effect of the program on reducing pressure ulcers. Additionally, the project provided AHRQ with information about the recruitment, training, and implementation methodologies employed in support of the dissemination. NORC partnered with Stratis Health, a quality improvement organization, to provide facilitation and technical assistance to the participating nursing homes in implementing the On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program. NORC and Stratis Health developed plans for the nursing home recruitment, established eligibility and participation criteria, and trained facilitators on the implementation steps. In conjunction with Dr. Tamara Konetzka at the University of Chicago, NORC conducted the impact analysis to assess the impact of the intervention on reported pressure ulcer rates, using data provided by the participating nursing homes and secondary data sources, including CMS’ Minimum Data Set (MDS), Nursing Home Compare, and CASPER. Results from the project were published in a peer-reviewed journal.

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