100 days, 100% hospital-acquired pressure ulcer-free campaign at a Saudi Arabian rehabilitation facility

2014, Vol 1, No 1, pages 5–8

This article describes the 100 days campaign at the Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City Rehabilitation and Medical Center, which aimed for the hospital to be 100% free of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) during the 100-day campaign period. The campaign involved the whole organisation with 17 inpatient units participating. The centre’s practices regarding the management of patients’ skin, which had been developed over the previous four years, were retained during the period, but there was an additional multi-faceted prevention awareness campaign targeting healthcare professionals, patients and their carers. Fifteen of the 17 inpatient units (88%) maintained a zero HAPU percentage during the 100 days, reducing the monthly average rate by 73% from 1.35% to 0.36%.

Authors

  • Hussam Al Nusair

    Director of Nursing, Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • Joanne Jovero

    Wound and Stoma Care Specialist, Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • Maricar Agbuya

    Wound and Stoma Care Specialist, Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • Marilou Mendoza

    Senior Wound and Stoma Care Specialist, Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • Rhez Plando

    Continence Nurse Specialist, Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • Tiffanie Tan

    Wound and Stoma Care Specialist, Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia