Net Health’s sponsorship of “Hospital-Acquired Conditions Month” with Wound Source provides everything from white papers to webinars
As February winds to an end, we wanted to take note of Hospital-Acquired Conditions Month (HAC). The AHRQ defines HACs as a “condition that a patient develops in the hospital while being treated for something else.” About 5% to 10% of patients in the U.S. get an HAC at the cost of $20 billion.1
To support hospitals looking for better ways to combat HACs, specifically Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries (HAPIs), Net Health sponsored the Practice Accelerator for Wound Source this month. It includes a wealth of helpful information from a quiz to links to webinars from noted industry experts to white papers, articles and more.
Here’s what you can access from Wound Source:
- Webinar – Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries: Management and Risk Adjustment. Join Joyce Pittman, Ph.D., RN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CWOCN, FAAN, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, and Nurse Scientist at The University of South Alabama to review the challenges and best practices for treating HAPIs during COVID. Register here.
- White Paper – Facility Never Events. Despite best efforts, “never events” still occur. This white paper, which includes instructive tables, describes the six CMS categories of Never Events and offers preventive strategies. The discussion also includes the steps facilities need to take to ensure CMS reimbursement when unavoidable Never Events occur.
- Quick Facts – Hospital-Acquired Conditions – This handy fact sheet covers everything from etiology to economics and CMS Never Event categories and more.
- Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries: Prevention and Management. Pressure injuries are among the most serious health and patient safety concerns that health care facilities deal with daily, according to The Joint Commission. The number of patients…Read More
- Medical Device-Related Pressure Injuries: Impact and Prevention. Medical device–related pressure injuries (MDRPIs) comprise a growing concern in health care, and it costs health care facilities $2.73 billion to $3.48 billion per year in the United States alone. According to…Read More
- Prevention: Hospital-Acquired Conditions in Your Facility. Hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) arise while a patient is treated for an initial, separate illness or injury in the hospital. Patients are further harmed as a result of these conditions. Approximately… Read More
- COVID-19, HAPIs, and Amputation: What Happened?. Hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) and amputations were already a major health concern before the pandemic, but with the spread of COVID-19 and global shutdowns, amputation numbers have… Read More
There’s even a useful and informative quiz to test your knowledge of HAPIs and HACs and the information in the Wound Source Practice Accelerator program. You can test your knowledge here. And to ensure you are up on the latest in wound care terminology, check out the handy Important Terms to Know guide.
Striving to Improve Wound Care Daily
Preventing HAPIs and HACs is not a monthly observation but one we know dedicated wound care providers strive to achieve daily. We hope links to this sponsored content provide you with easy access to the materials needed to continuously improve your practice.
Looking for more guidance on prevention and best practices?
Check out these links from Net Health.
- Measures Matter: How to Obtain Optimal Dimensions for Any Wound
- Pressure Injury Documentation and Assessment: A Guide to State-of-the-Art Staging and Recording of PIs