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.