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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), pp. 13-19. (PMID:20446629).

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Abstract

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.

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Published date: 12 April 2010
Keywords: tissue viability, risk assessment, pressure ulcer, high impact actions

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Local EPrints ID: 167589
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/167589
ISSN: 0954-7762
PURE UUID: cb9efe23-1e97-45e1-a0c2-1ddf7662be43
ORCID for P. Griffiths: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2439-2857

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Date deposited: 16 Nov 2010 09:08
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:24

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