International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence (IPUP) Survey™

Helping your facility to measure and benchmark Pressure Ulcer outcomes

Hospital quality drivers and reimbursement entities have placed a significant emphasis on decreasing pressure ulcers 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 ulcers occurring in healthcare facilities.

Today, IPUP is the largest global running pressure ulcer 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, rehabilitation, and home care organizations around the world volunteer to participate in the data collection process.

IPUP provides healthcare facilities with a validated process including online data collection tools training materials, and summary reports to help determine your baseline prevalence and measure intervention outcomes. IPUP can also provide customised facility reports and comparison to national benchmarks.

IPUP Registration

Click here to register for the IPUP survey or contact your local Hill-Rom representative.

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 ulcer patient population characteristics

How does it work?

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

  • Participating facilities register online and complete one online form for each patient.
  • The survey can be accessed via PC, tablet or smartphone
  • Data is compiled and analysed for benchmarking and report generation
  • Facilities receive customised feedback

 

Who Can Participate?

IPUP is only available for Hill-Rom customers. Acute care, long term care, long term acute care, rehabilitation, and home care 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 to early March. There is a flexible data collection window – choose the 24 hour period that best fits your needs!

How does my facility participate?

Participation is easy and full training is provided. For more information, contact your local Hill-Rom Representative.

Clinical Evidence

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