Patients and families are aware that pressure ulcers are painful and slow to heal; and that ulcers are often seen as an indication of poor quality of care. When caregivers practice the best care every time, patients can avoid needless suffering (IHI, 2012).
The Swans' Story (patient video)
Richard developed an avoidable pressure ulcer during respite at a nursing home. The experience has inspired him, together with his caregiver and wife Doreen, to help inform and educate in the hope that together we can eliminate avoidable pressure ulcers.