Pressure Ulcer Prevention
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odules - Pressure Ulcer Prevention
PRESSURE ULCER ASSESSMENT
Learn about reliable methods for conducting comprehensive wound assessments. These assessments help guide interventions, provide a basis for comparison to evaluate healing, and help predict time to healing.
Purpose of a PU evaluation
Incomplete evaluations are insufficient
Our recommendation: Use either of two validated tools
The PUSH Tool 3.0
The Bates-Jensen Wound Assessment Tool, formerly known as the Pressure Sore Status Tool
BWAT-based treatment guidelines
In-service training recommended
Pressure ulcer treatment
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