On 17th November, to mark World Pressure Ulcer Day, members of Marino Primary Team held a coffee morning for their colleagues in Clontarf and Killester Health Centres to raise awareness around pressure ulcer prevention and to highlight the success of their Pressure Ulcer to Zero Collaborative. Representatives from management and from local home care agencies attended the morning along with members of the multidisciplinary team (Nursing, OT, Physiotherapist, and Dietitian).
The Pressure Ulcers to Zero Collaborative is a large scale improvement healthcare collaborative that began in February 2014. Its main aim is to reduce the incidence of avoidable pressure ulcers and to increase the capacity and capability of frontline clinical teams to improve the care they deliver.
Brenda Horgan, Practice Development Co-Ordinator for Public Health Nursing and member of the Marino Project team, who spoke at the meeting said “We’ve reduced pressure ulcer in the Marino area by 75% since starting the project and we’ve really grown together as a team. We want to spread this project to other Primary Care Teams in the area. We were delighted to see such a great turnout at the coffee morning and such great enthusiasm from our colleagues for the project. We’re looking forward to expanding this to Killester and Clontarf in the coming months and in the longer term, to other teams in CHO Dublin North City and County”.
Last updated on: 24 / 11 / 2016