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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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  • Pressure ulcer (PrU) rates remain high
    • Despite guidelines
    • Despite training
  • NH staff know how to prevent PrUs
    • Need to identify high risk residents on weekly basis
    • Knowledge not integrated into day to day practice
    • Entire multi-disciplinary team needs to coordinate care better for high risk residents (including CNAs)

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