A pressure ulcer prevention program at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Trust in the U.K. includes intensive training and the use of social media to engage staff and keep them up to date on prevention strategies. The ongoing program features an analysis and reporting system, an inventory of pressure-relieving devices, consistent messaging to staff and reviews of staff education. The health system has nearly eliminated avoidable pressure ulcers since April 2012, with one grade 3 and two grade 2 ulcers recorded in February.

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