Pressure Injury Monitoring and Assessment in At Risk Patients
Pressure injuries are complex and costly to treat, and they have a serious impact on patients’ quality of life. Health care professionals must be accurate and thorough in identifying and managing patients at risk. Assessment and monitoring are vital links in the successful prevention and treatment of pressure injuries.
This useful and heavily referenced guide first alerts the reader to the 2019 pressure injury updates from the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Board and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The discussion then turns to pressure injury risk assessment tools, most notably the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk®. Pressure injury prevention goals and practical interventions are also shown.
Wound care professionals will find this guide an invaluable aid for assessment of pressure injury risk in their patients. Using a validated risk assessment tool and taking appropriate preventive measures will ensure optimal clinical outcomes in your patients.
The following topics are covered in this guide: