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Risk Assessment & Prevention of Pressure Ulcers

The Implementation to Reduce Pressure Injuries Incidence Rate BPG assists nurses who work in diverse practice settings to identify adults who are risk of pressure ulcers (current terminology used is pressure injuries). Direction is provided to nurses in defining early interventions for pressure injury prevention, and to manage Stage I pressure injuries.

As a known risk factor for cancer, stroke,  heart and lung diseases in Canada, the health and economic costs associated with tobacco use are estimated to be $17 billion annually, including $4.4 billion in direct health-care costs1. In 2015, approximately 3.9 million Canadians, fifteen years of age and older were smokers, and the majority were considering quitting and have made quit attempts2. In Ontario alone, about 13,000 people die annually from diseases caused by smoking.

This evidence booster evaluates the impact of the implementation of the RNAO’s best practice guidelines (BPGs)—Person- and Family-Centred Care (PFCC),
Preventing Falls and Reducing Injury From Falls (Falls), and Engaging
Clients Who Use Substances
(Substance Use)—into Nursing Programs at
Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario from the commencement of the
pre-designation period to the end of Year 2.

Nestled in the rural community of Millbrook is Centennial Place Long-Term Care (LTC)  home with 128 residents. 

COVID-19 is an unprecedented health crisis affecting  health organizations all over the world. Clinica FOSCAL is a non-profit teaching hospital BPSO that provides highly complex and quality health services. It is committed to providing safe and humane care for all people in Latin America. The organization is comprised of a total of 21 complex continuing care units.