on-demand webinar

Top Digital Techniques to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries with Kara Couch

Reduce HAPIs with Kara Couch

In this on-demand webinar, Kara Couch, Director of Inpatient Wound Care at George Washington University Hospital, covers the Top Digital Techniques to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries. A hospital-acquired pressure injury (HAPI) is a localized injury to the skin or underlying tissue that develops during an inpatient hospital stay. HAPIs are categorized as “never events” under the CMS Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) program, making the direct and indirect costs of HAPIs substantial for hospitals and health systems. As the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reported, the cost of individual patient care ranges from $20,900 to $151,700 per injury and HAPIs cost the U.S. healthcare system $9.1 to $11.6 billion annually.

In this webinar, learn how to:

  • Avoid HAPI’s reaching Stage III-IV (full-thickness skin loss/tissue loss)
  • Incorporate a photographic surveillance program
  • Quickly photograph and assess patients
  • Provide real-time feedback to front-line staff and clinicians

Reuniting caregivers with their calling

Learn how to quickly photograph and assess patients