International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence™ (IPUP) Survey

Helping your facility to measure and benchmark pressure injury outcomes

Hospital quality drivers and reimbursement entities have placed a significant emphasis on decreasing pressure injuries as part of a general drive to improve patient safety and reduce avoidable injuries.

In 1989, Hill-Rom introduced the International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence™ (IPUP) Survey to assess the number and severity of pressure injuries occurring in healthcare facilities.

Today, IPUP is the largest global running pressure injury database, with over 1000 facilities participating over a 3-day period surveying more than 100,000 patients each year. Acute care, long term care, long term acute care and rehabilitation organizations around the world volunteer to participate in the data collection process.

IPUP provides healthcare facilities with a validated process including data collection materials and summary reports to help determine baseline prevalence and measure intervention outcomes. IPUP provides customized facility reports and comparison to benchmarks.

IPUP registration

Click here to register for the IPUP survey or call the IPUP Hotline toll-free 888-467-4839.

FAQs

What are the benefits of participating?

  • Facility comparisons against benchmarks
  • Identification of unit-specific prevalence
  • Assessment of protocol compliance 
  • Identification of at risk/pressure injury patient population characteristics

How does it work?

Hill-Rom has made participation in the IPUP Survey easy.

  • Participating facilities register online or by calling the IPUP Hotline toll-free 888-467-4839
  • Hill-Rom supplies survey materials and the facility collects the data and returns the completed survey forms
  • Data is compiled and analysed for benchmarking and report generation
  • Facilities receive customized feedback 

Who Can Participate?

Acute care, long-term care, long-term acute care and rehabilitation organizations around the world volunteer to participate in the data collection process.

When is it?

The main survey is conducted annually within a 3-day period in late February. There is a flexible data collection window – choose the 24 hour period that best fits your needs!

Clinical evidence

Click here to view the Clinical Evidence for the IPUP survey.


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