How good is the evidence for using risk assessment to prevent pressure ulcers?


Griffiths, P. (2010) How good is the evidence for using risk assessment to prevent pressure ulcers? Nursing Times, 106, (14), 13-19. (PMID:20446629).

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How good is the evidence for using risk assessment to prevent pressure ulcers? Nursing Times; 106: 14, early online publication.

Nurses may assume that carrying out risk assessment and auditing such care processes result in better outcomes for patients. However, it is vital to examine the evidence on care processes before using these to demonstrate quality of care.

This article analyses the evidence supporting risk assessment for pressure ulcer prevention, which has been adopted as one of the eight high impact actions for nursing and midwifery. The issues raised are equally relevant to any clinical area where processes such as risk assessment are used to demonstrate evidence of quality care.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0954-7762 (print)
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Keywords: tissue viability, risk assessment, pressure ulcer, high impact actions
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Health Sciences
ePrint ID: 167589
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2010 09:08
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:19
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/167589

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