Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Évaluation du risque et prévention des lésions de pression

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This best practice guideline assists nurses who work in diverse practice settings to identify adults who are at risk of pressure ulcers. This guideline further provides direction to nurses in defining early interventions for pressure ulcer prevention, and to manage Stage I 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; and 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.

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