SAPPIRE: a prototype mobile tool for pressure ulcer risk assessment.

TitleSAPPIRE: a prototype mobile tool for pressure ulcer risk assessment.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsKim, H, Chung, H, Wang, S, Jiang, X, Choi, J
JournalStud Health Technol Inform
Date Published2014
iDASH CategoryPatient Centered Research
Abstract<p>Accurate assessment and documentation of skin conditions facilitate communication among care providers and are critical to effective prevention and mitigation of pressure ulcer. We report developing a prototype mobile system called SAPPIRE (Skin Assessment for Pressure Ulcer Prevention, an Integrated Recording Environment) for an android device to assist nurses with skin assessment and documentation at bedside. SAPPIRE demonstrates (1) data documentation conforming to the relevant terminology standards, (2) data exchange using Continuity of Care Records (CCR) standard and (3) smart display of patient data relevant to risk parameters to promote accurate pressure ulcer risk assessment with the Braden scale. Challenges associated standardizing assessment data faced during this development and the approaches that SAPPIRE took to overcome them are described.</p>
Alternate JournalStud Health Technol Inform
PubMed ID24943578
PubMed Central IDPMC4414243
Grant ListU54 HL108460 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States