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Initial Risk Assessment for Immobility-Related Pressure Ulcer Within 24 Hours of Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Admission

The measure will be a chart review performed to determine the proportion of patients for whom an initial risk assessment for development of an immobility-related pressure ulcer is performed. The assessment is to be performed within the first 24 hours of admission to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) with the use of a standardized pressure ulcer risk assessment tool designated as appropriate by the institution

Numerator: Number of PICU patients for whom an assessment of immobility-related pressure ulcer risk using a standardized pressure ulcer risk assessment tool was documented within 24 hours of admission.

Denominator Statement: All patients admitted to the PICU for at least 24 hours during a monthly or quarterly reporting period.

Measure Set: PQMP

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Target Population: Adolescents, Children, Infants

Categories: Access to and quality of health care services, Health Service Utilization, Health service utilization: Diagnosis, treatment, and hospitalization

Additional Information: https://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/policymakers/chipra/factsheets/fullreports/chipra-203-pressure-ulcers-in-picu.pdf

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