President’s Cabinet Awards 

For more than 30 years, the President's Cabinet has provided a vehicle for UTMB and the community to work together to support these promising initiatives to improve health and well-being.

Impacting Community Health through Pressure Ulcer Prevention

Dell Roach
Dr. Jillian McLaughlin
Nursing APS and Surgery

Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs), commonly known as bed sores, affect more than two million people each year and cause significant physical and emotional pain for patients and economic burdens for healthcare facilities. This special surgical intensive care unit quality- improvement intervention program will provide hospital staff, patients and their families with visual cues such as checklists, signage, patient risk bracelets and color pictures in an effort to promote awareness of HAPUs and decrease the number of incidents.

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