Avoidable pressure ulcers are a key indicator of the quality of nursing care. Preventing them happening will improve all care for vulnerable patients. The ‘Stop the Pressure’ campaign was launched by NHS Midlands and East as part of their ambition to make life better for patients. The campaign is now being rolled out nationally, with NHS England, NHS Improving Quality and Haelo joining forces with other partners to support a 50% reduction in pressure ulcer prevalence throughout winter 2013/14.
Learning To Stop The Pressure
Pressure Ulcer Path
Stop The Pressure Video
Stop the pressure
Pressure ulcers cause patients long term pain and distress. If you're a healthcare professional, please take a look at this two minute animation, which might be full of surprises and practical help for you and your colleagues.
Wall of Achievement
The Case For Investment
Ruth May, Lyn McIntyre and Chaired by Bruce Warner
This webinar will examine the case for investment into the reduction of pressure ulcers and will explore the following:
Presented by: Andrea Cartwright, Consultant Nurse – Nutrition Support, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.Key messages:
- Malnutrition is under recognised and under treated
- There is a link between nutrition / hydration and pressure ulcers
- Providing good nutrition and hydration care improves the patient experience whilst reducing risks associated with dehydration and malnutrition
SSKIN - five simple steps
A SSKIN Pilot Ward
A SSKIN Pilot Ward
Westcliff Ward at Southend University Hospital was chosen as one of the pilot ward for the Stop the pressure collaborative. Westcliff ward is a 25-bedded acute medical ward specialising in infectious diseases and endocrine medicine with a diverse patient group from young to old. Watch how they got on with Stop The Pressure .
Stop The Pressure
Stop the pressure
As part of the 'Stop the Pressure' campaign this video was produced by East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust hospital staff to convey key messages regarding pressure ulcer prevention.
Michael McGrath's story
Michael McGrath's story | How to prevent pressure ulcers
Michael McGrath tells us his story and why he is involved in the campaign to eliminate grade 2 3 4 pressure ulcers. Talks through how to prevent pressure ulcers.
Stop the Pressure Month
The key aim of the stop the pressure month in November 2014 is to maintain and build momentum in relation to the reduction of pressure ulcers; with a view to the ‘Stop the Pressure’ resources and methodology being utilised across England in both primary and secondary care.
Find Out More
STP Lincoln Video
Stop the Pressure Lincoln
Highlights from the Stop the Pressure Lincoln event held for 500 student nurses and care makers at the Engine Shed, Lincoln on 15 October 2013
- How to motivate and educate patients and carers
- Pressure Ulcer Grading Chart
- The Pressure Ulcer Campaign Wall
- Stop The Pressure Launch - SLIDES
- NHS Safety Thermometer user guide
- Michael McGrath's - Guide to preventing pressure ulcers
- SSKIN - Visual Guide
- SSKIN - Poster 1
- SSKIN - Poster 2
- Understanding how to motivate and educate patients
Useful Links & Information
- A strategy to reduce avoidable pressure ulcers | article in Nursing Times
- A communication project to prevent pressure ulcers | article in Nursing Times
- Pressure Ulcer Care - Best Practice
- British Journal of Nursing - Article
- Stop The Pressure is constantly evolving: Lincoln Event Article
- Safety Thermometer: National data
- BAPEN - article about nutrition and hydration
- Developing a bundle to improve fluid management | article in Nursing Times
- Wounds UK | Implementing a regional strategy.