Plan your patient’s daily turning and movement regime. • Identify pressure areas, which are at risk.
Ensure patient’s waterlow assessment is up to date.
- Use manual handling aids to minimise risk of friction and shear
- Patients/ clients on any form of pressure redistribution equipment still require skin inspection and regular repositioning
- Provide suitable seating including pressure redistribution cushions, if required, encourage repositioning/mobilisation where possible
- Acutely ill patients/ clients are seated out for no longer than 2 hours and returned to bed for no less than 1 hour