Policy Number

NSHA CL-SW-001

NSHA CL-SW-001 Pressure Injury Prevention

Description

The NSHA Pressure Injury Prevention policy directs compliance of Accreditation Canada standards on Pressure Injury Prevention. It includes healthcare professionals' accountability to assess patients for risk, how to complete risk tools, interventions to reduce risk, and required documentation. Frequency of assessment based on current best practice is outlined for the various patient populations throughout the province. Quality indicator requirements are outlined for reportable pressure ulcers, unit audits and on-going prevalence, and incidence studies.

Documents

Monthly Chart Audit Tool for Pressure Injury Prevention

Pressure Injury Prevention Monthly Unit Audit

Related Documents

800.1045 1 Pressure Ulcer Management
CC 02-009 Care Team Assistant (CTA) Skills (formerly Patient Support Workers)
NSHA AD-QR-015 Patient Safety Incident Management
NSHA CL-SW-015 Wound Assessment and Documentation