Pressure Ulcers

Assessment and Management of Pressure Injuries RNAO Guidelines

“Pressure injuries serve as a key indicator of the overall quality and safety of health-care organizations and facilities (Harrison, Logan, Joseph, & Graham, 1998). For example, in 2013, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI, 2013) published a two-year study on the prevalenceG of wounds using administrative data gathered from hospitals, homecare agencies, hospital-based continuing-care units, and long-term-care facilities. According to CIHI (2013), pressure injury prevalence rates range from 0.4 percent to 14.1 percent (0.4 percent in acute care, 2.4 percent in home care, 6.7 percent in long-term care, and 14.1 percent in complex continuing care).”

Source: Assessment and Management of Pressure Injuries RNAO Guidelines