Welcome to the New York State Gold STAMP (Success Through, Assessment, Management, and Prevention) Program to Reduce Pressure Ulcers.
Empire State Association of Assisted Living (ESAAL) is working with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and other professional and provider organizations across the continuum of care in a coalition to develop a comprehensive quality improvement program addressing pressure ulcers. This program, “Gold STAMP (Success Through Assessment, Management and Prevention) Program to Reduce Pressure Ulcers in New York State,” is a cross-setting, coordinated, evidence-based initiative providing resources, tools, and education to all care settings about this statewide patient safety issue.
The New York State Gold STAMP program is a cross-setting intervention to address that pressure ulcers are an increasingly significant health care problem as evidenced by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) report dated December 3, 2008. The AHRQ report noted that, hospitalizations involving patients with pressure ulcers increased by nearly 80% between 1993 and 2006. Furthermore, the length of stay for hospitalizations principally for pressure ulcers was nearly three times longer than hospitalizations with no diagnosis of pressure ulcers (14.1 days versus 5.0 days). In addition, patients with hospital stays related to pressure ulcers were more likely to be discharged to a long-term care facility as compared to hospitalizations for all other conditions.
The Gold STAMP Program has created educational tools to assist and support health care providers with the challenge of reducing pressure ulcers. These resources include an organizational self-assessment tool, and a resource guide aimed to help providers with strategic instructional information that will improve communication and reduce pressure ulcers within their setting and across the continuum.
Click here to view a fact sheet about the Gold STAMP Program.
Gold STAMP Program Pressure Ulcer Resource Guide 04/01/11. Click here to view the document.
The Gold STAMP Program to Reduce Pressure Ulcers in New York State is a coalition of organizations convened to provide evidence-based resources and education across the continuum of care in New York State in order to improve the assessment, management, and prevention of pressure ulcers.(STAMP: Success Through Assessment, Management, and Prevention)
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