Pressure Ulcer Resource Center

Welcome to the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Pressure Ulcer Resource Center.  This page provides information, tools, and resources about preventing and treating pressure ulcers (commonly referred to as bed sores).  The page also provides information about state quality improvement initiatives related to pressure ulcers.   

Definitions

  • Pressure Ulcer
    • Localized injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear and/or friction.  [from National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP)]

Certification and Education Programs

Educational Modules

Indiana Pressure Ulcer Initiatives

Library

Organizations

Regulations Pertaining to Pressure Ulcers

  • Indiana Health Care Facility Licensing Rules for Comprehensive Care Facilities / Nursing Homes
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Certification Regulations and Guidance for Certified Nursing Facilities

    Resources / Toolkits