Review of a Skin Observation Protocol in Washington State's Title XIX Home and Community Services for Aged, Blind, and Disabled Program
Clark, Janna Harris
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This review summarizes industry and scientific work completed on pressure ulcers, their prevention and related protocols as a basis for assessing strengths and limitations of the Washington State's Aging and Disabilities Services Administration (ADSA) Skin Observation Protocol (SlOP) which is one of the items monitored for their quality assurance program. Over the last six years there have been a number of changes to the protocol. Now that the protocol has been actively utilized during that time, a review from outside the original committee, or ADSA administrative staff, for validation of the procedures provides objective insight into the strengths and challenges of the program. The assessment was' based on literature and best practices to examine potential duplication of services related to the protocol.