Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers

Project / Initiative: 
Long-Term Care Best Practices Program
Type of Guideline: 
Clinical
Status: 
Published
Publish Date: 
2002
About this Guideline:

Define early interventions for pressure ulcer prevention, and to manage Stage I pressure ulcers.

This best practice guideline assists nurses who work in diverse practice settings to identify adults who are at risk of pressure ulcers. This guideline focuses its recommendations on:
• Practice Recommendations including assessment, planning, intervention and discharge/transfer of care
• Educational Recommendations for supporting the skills required for nurses working with adults at risk for pressure ulcers
• Organization & Policy Recommendations addressing the importance of a supportive practice environment as an enabling factor for providing high quality nursing care, which includes ongoing evaluation of guideline implementation.

Revised: 2011
Supplement: 2005

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