Practical Tips and Interventions for Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment. Presented by Jeri Lundgren, RN, CWS, CWCN Pathway Health Services. Objectives. Describe practical strategies for implementing a pressure ulcer prevention and treatment program
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Jeri Lundgren, RN, CWS, CWCN
Pathway Health Services
The overall goal of the risk assessment is to ensure that individualized interventions are attempted to stabilize, reduce or remove the underlying risk factors
“Although the requirements do not mandate any specific assessment tool, other than the RAI, validated instruments are available to assess risk for developing pressure ulcers”
“Many clinicians recommend using a standardized pressure ulcer risk assessment tool to assess a resident’s pressure ulcer risks
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Risk Assessment Tips:
Documentation of refusal of cares should include:
Once programs are in place one way to monitor them
is by utilizing
your quality indicators
for sample residents
Overall, if you keep
the resident’s best interest in mind, your program will succeed!!!