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Skin Integrity: Pressure Ulcers in Post-Acute Care

Improving medical output, skin-integrity, and quality of care in pressure ulcer prevention at South Coast Post Acute is an important aspect of our post-acute care. Pressure ulcers remain a health problem affecting around 2.5 million adults in the United States. Patients in hospitals who have pressure ulcers remain costly with an average of $37,800 charge per stay.

South Coast Post Acute continues to improve and help standardize elements of patient assessment across post-acute care settings with skin and integrity quality measure reporting.

Skin integrity is important to home health and post-acute care communities. Post-acute care communities like South Coast Post Acute are specially trained. We serve to avoid developing pressure sores in patients after an injury. Our skilled team of nurses take doctor-ordered action to prevent pressure sores in patients with the therapeutic care tactics that we do throughout the day.

Our educated and trained staff utilize quality improvement models to provide reliable therapy to our patients that prepare them for a safe transition home. Emphasizing clinical quality and patient experience is always at the forefront of our post-acute care.

Through our consistent, therapeutic practice, the highly skilled nursing staff at South Coast Post Acute continues to reduce pressure ulcers in our patients through important strategies in our post-acute care. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Interventions within the department staff to standardize tools and outcomes for wound assessment, provide best-practice education for staff, and building relationships with our patients.
  • Patient education on prevention can also help in improving wound healing in post-acute care through patient and family coaching on skin integrity and attention.
  • Monitoring patients closely to remove the contributing factors of the ongoing pressure damage, controlling pain, and addressing co-morbidities.

Patient experience in our post-acute care community is a high priority and matters every step along our journey. We make it a priority to keep our patients care top of mind and always make it a personable experience through post-acute care.

Contact us today to learn more about how South Coast Post Acute can aid your recovery of pressure ulcers using therapeutic rehabilitation therapy and see why we are the post-acute community of choice in Southern California.

Real People. Remarkable Care. South Coast Post Acute.

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