Online Education for Reporting of Pressure Injuries
This program memo describes how acute reporting facilities in Pennsylvania can participate in online education about pressure injuries through the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority. Three modules provide specific information about the final guidance and changes to Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS), intended for patient safety officers (PSOs), risk managers, nurses, and other clinical and non-clinical workers responsible for reporting through PA-PSRS. A fourth module provides evidence-based recommendations about how to prevent pressure injuries from occurring, intended for physicians, advanced nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, PSOs, and individuals responsible for reporting into PA-PSRS.
Decision Tree for Reporting Pressure Injuries
This decision tree is provided to support decision making for reporting pressure injuries that meet the statutory definitions of Incidents or Serious Events as defined under the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Care (MCARE) Act.