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Safe Skin® Program

Safe Skin® Program Overview

The Hillrom® Safe Skin® Program reflects our commitment to the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries. Our partnership with the WOCN® Society* led to the first evidence and consensus-based support surface algorithm, which is the core of our program. Our expert clinicians work with you to apply evidence-based tools to enhance the outcomes for your patient population and strengthen the financial position of your organization.

*WOCN is a registered trademark of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society.

Bed design can reduce patient migration, which may reduce risk factors for pressure injuries.

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Safe Skin® Program Clinical Outcome Goals


With one in twenty patients experiencing facility-acquired pressure injuries, facilities are taking a new course of action to prevent such occurrences. The Hillrom® Safe Skin® Program provides resources to assist you in design, implementation and outcome measurement. Using this program can help your patients in many ways:

  • With fewer pressure injuries, there are fewer related complications like infection and mortality.
  • Reduced incidence of pressure injuries.
1 in 10 patients in acute care have pressure injuries, and 1 in 20 patients experience a facility-acquired pressure injury.

Safe Skin® Program - Resources

We have key resources you need to implement the program and enhance the quality of patient care.

  • Assess your high risk areas with the International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence™ Survey.
  • Take the guesswork out of surface selection with a customized Safe Skin® Surface Selection Algorithm; based on the support surface consensus from the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society® (WOCN®).
  • Implement the program with the support of continuing education courses for nurses and patient care technicians.
  • Measure and help sustain clinical and financial success with the Impact Tracker® Quality Improvement Program.

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