Stop the Pressure Campaign

“Stop the Pressure” is an initiative from NHS Midlands and East, which has been rolled out across the NHS. The campaign used data collected by NHS Safety Thermometer and worked to raise awareness and improve monitoring and management of patients at risk of damage.

They found that the number of new pressure ulcers was reduced by 50% in one year.

A key part of the success of the campaign was attributed to a preventive strategy with a number of elements, referred to as the SSKIN bundle, which was communicated with great clarity.

The acronym SSKIN contains five key steps:

• Surface – make sure patients have the right support
• Skin inspection – early inspection means early detection
• Keep patients moving
• Incontinence/moisture – patients need to be kept clean and dry
• Nutrition/hydration – make sure patients have the right diet and plenty of fluids

As part of a worldwide effort to reduce the prevalence of pressure damage, November 19th, 2020, saw the international Stop Pressure Ulcer Day. This year it will be celebrated on March 24, 2022, through a Virtual Conference.

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