The brand new Home Health Quality Improvement’s (HHQI) Best Practice Intervention Package (BPIP) is now available.The Wound BPIP brings together evidence-based practices from leading expert organizations, such as the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN); National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP); International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Types of wounds covered in the BPIP include:

  • Pressure ulcers/injuries
  • Venous, arterial and neuropathic lower-extremity wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • Skin tears
  • Burns
  • Ostomies

The utilization of an inter-disciplinary approach to wound care to improve care and efficiencies is emphasized throughout the package. Many tools for leadership, clinicians and patients to support your agency’s wound management program are included.

Access the HHQI Best Practice Interventions via the Resource Library. All the resources offered are free; however, you will need to register/log-on to gain access.

Home Health Infection Prevention Toolkit
The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network has developed a Home Health Infection Prevention Toolkit, which contains tools, resources and best practices to help reduce Acute Care Hospitalization (ACH) or Emergency Department (ED) visits related to wound, urinary tract and respiratory infections.

The HHQI Wound BPIP contains several of the tools that are part of the Home Health Infection Prevention Toolkit. The HHIP Toolkit also contains tools and resources for immunizations, antibiotic stewardship, patient and family education, risk assessment and surveillance, sepsis and others.