Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Assessment and Management of Pressure Injuries for the Interprofessional Team, Third Edition

Project / Initiative: 
Long-Term Care Best Practices Program
Type of Guideline: 
Clinical
Publication date: 
2016
Status: 
In Progress
About this Guideline:

The third edition Assessment and Management of Pressure Injuries for Interprofessional Teams (2016) guideline provides evidence-based practice, education and policy recommendations for interprofesssional teams across all care settings who are assessing and providing care to people with existing pressure injuries in people 18 years of age and above.

This guideline provides best practice recommendations in three main areas:

  • Practice recommendations are directed primarily to the front-line interprofessional teams who provide care for people with existing pressure injuries across all practice settings.
  • Education recommendations are directed to those responsible for interprofessional team and staff education, such as educators, quality improvement teams, managers, administrators, and academic institutions.
  • System, organization, and policy recommendations apply to a variety of audiences, depending on the recommendation. Audiences include managers, administrators, policy-makers, health-care professional regulatory bodies, and government bodies.