Pressure Injury Safety Collaborative

Learn how to prevent healthcare-acquired pressure injuries through risk reduction and action planning for prevention

Join experts from ECRI and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices PSO for a five month long collaborative to learn how to reduce the occurrence of pressure injuries/ulcers within your facility.

Pressure injuries, previously referred to as pressure ulcers, can occur in every healthcare setting and can lead to pain, decreased quality of life, psychological stress, loss of work, and even death. An estimated 60,000 patients die each year as a direct result of pressure injuries. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), more than 2.5 million individuals in the United States develop pressure injuries every year. The direct and indirect costs of pressure injuries are enormous. While efforts have been made to enhance prevention of pressure injuries, patients remain at risk.

Through ECRI and the ISMP PSO’s Pressure Injury Safety Collaborative, healthcare providers will have the opportunity to work with subject matter experts and peers to identify and implement strategies to help reduce pressure injuries. Using a total system approach to safety, teams will learn about major contributing factors that lead to pressure injuries and the importance of creating strong action plans for prevention.

The Collaborative will be supported by the confidentiality protections under the federal Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005. As a federally listed PSO under the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, ECRI and the ISMP PSO will implement a learning system approach to disseminate patient safety best practices across the healthcare community.

Through a framework of monthly evidence-based education webinars, virtual safe table discussions, and reviews of root cause analysis processes, participants will be engaged in learning and sharing about key pressure injury safety issues.

Pressure Injury Safety Collaborative participants will receive:

  • Guidance about how to implement recommendations
  • Peer-to-peer learnings and sharing via safe table discussions
  • Touch point with a PSO patient safety analyst to discuss strategies to improve pressure injury related root cause analysis process
  • Resources to support implementation of pressure injury prevention safety practices

Applications will be made for continuing education credits for collaborative educational content


• Be a health system, hospital, aging service provider, post-acute care facility, home health providers

Participation timeframe

• March 2023 through July 2023


• $2,500 USD per organization for up to 5 person team
• $5,000 USD per organization for up to 10 person team
• $10,000 per organization for up to 30 person team
*ECRI and the ISMP PSO members receive a 10% discount

Contact us to learn more about how to join our Pressure Injury Safety Collaborative.

Featured collaborative subject matter experts

Jill Cox, PhD, RN, APN-c, CWOCN, FAAN

Clinical Associate Professor at Rutgers University School of Nursing
Dr. Jill Cox is an advanced practice nurse, with a subspecialty in wound, ostomy and continence nursing. She has extensive clinical experience in the management with various types of wounds and ostomy-related complications in patients in the acute care setting. Dr. Cox’s research interests include pressure injury risk detection and pressure injury prevention in the hospitalized patient population, with a specific focus on pressure ulcers in critical care patients. She is also a member of the Center for Healthcare Quality at the Rutgers School of Nursing.

Jenny Alderden, PhD, APRN, CCRN, CCNS

Associate Professor at Boise State University School of Nursing
Dr. Alderden worked as a military nurse, where she was appointed lead nurse for a shock trauma platoon in Al-Anbar, Iraq. She also served as a fixed-wing and rotary-wing en-route care nurse. Dr. Alderden’s research focuses on pressure injury prevention across the continuum of care. Her long-term goal is to prevent pressure injuries among critical-care patients through risk stratification, tailored interventions, and real-time clinical decision support. Dr. Alderden’s research currently focuses on pressure injury risk stratification using machine learning approaches.


Senior Nurse Scientist, Center for Innovations in the Advancement of Care (CIAC)
Clinical Assistant Professor, Hansjӧrg Wyss, Department of Plastic Surgery
NYU Langone Health
Dr. Barbara Delmore has been in the nursing profession for 36 years. She has authored and contributed to numerous publications, podium, and poster presentations. She has served on several advisory boards, is the Wound Editor for the World Council Enterostomal Therapists (WCET) journal, and a board member for the American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA), where she was awarded Master status. In January 2017, she began her 3-year term on the board of directors for the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP). Dr. Delmore has been the recipient of several grants and her research has concentrated on the high-risk and preventative aspects for pressure injuries and other chronic wound types.