Quick Facts - Diversity and Pressure Injury Prevention
All patients should have a detailed history and a complete skin examination within 24 hours of hospital admission to check for pressure injuries (PIs), as well as to assess the risk of future PI development. Health care professionals need to be aware that PIs are less easily detected in darkly pigmented skin.
High-risk patients require a PI prevention plan that includes offloading, turning schedules, and nutrition consultations. In patients who already have PIs, digital wound monitoring apps allow for simplified documentation of wounds and can assist in following the wound’s progression during the wound care regimen.
Health care professionals who treat patients at risk for PIs will appreciate this overview of PI features, staging, prevention, and management. This fact sheet covers the following topics:
Download Quick Facts – Diversity and Pressure Injury Prevention for the staff at your facility. With its print-friendly format, it is ideally suited for bulletin board posting, as well as for handing out at your next in-service.