Focus On . . . Pressure Ulcer Assessment and Prevention

October 25, 2016 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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​Preventing pressure ulcers remains a major challenge in aging services because of many residents' susceptibility to them, the potential for severe pain and complications, the high cost of treating them, and legal and regulatory ramifications. Identifying residents at risk and consistently using preventive measures when indicated are essential strategies. Several resources and tools, such as those listed below, are available to help organizations assess residents for and prevent pressure ulcers. For more information on pressure ulcer assessment, prevention, and treatment, see the Risk Analysis Pressure Ulcers.

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