Assessing an individual’s risk of developing pressure ulcers should involve both informal and formal assessment
Risk assessment should be carried out by personnel who have undergone appropriate and adequate
training to recognise the risk factors that contribute to the development of pressure ulcers and how to initiate and maintain correct and suitable preventive measures.
The timing of risk assessment should be based on each individual case.However, it should take place in under six
hours of the start of admission to the episode of care.
If considered not at risk on initial assessment, reassessment should occur if there is a change in
an individual’s condition.
All formal assessments of risk should be documented/recorded and made accessible to all members of the
Pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention
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+Quick reference guide and summary of recommendations
+Philosophy of care which makes suggestions aboutthe environment within which the
recommendations should be implemented
+Essentials of care