Save Our Skin
Nurse Manager - Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis
The Save Our Skin (SOS) team was developed to determine the scope of the problem related to pressure ulcer development and to develop and implement initiatives to mitigate the problem. The SOS team began in 1997 between two of our metro area hospitals and today has grown to include all 14 of the hospitals in our health care system. The importance of this project has been magnified by the declaration from CMS that pressure ulcers should be considered a never event. Our team's overall purpose is to address this significant patient safety risk and decrease the occurrence of pressure ulcer development to as close to 0 as possible.