CHA News Article

CDPH Clarifies Hospital Reporting on Pressure Ulcers, Deep Tissue Injuries

The California of Department of Public Health (CDPH) has released the attached All Facilities Letter (AFL) clarifying hospital reporting requirements for suspected deep tissue injuries and health care-acquired pressure ulcers. The AFL supersedes previous guidance provided in AFL 10-01. CDPH recommends careful documentation of skin conditions and instances of suspected deep tissue injuries or unstageable/unclassified wound conditions in a patient’s medical record. If an injury progresses and is classified as a stage 3 or 4 pressure ulcer, it becomes an adverse event reportable to CDPH.