Risk assessment and prevention of a PI is an essential part of caring for a person. For persons at risk, appropriate interventions need to be in place and communicated to caregivers across the care continuum. Treating a person with a PI requires a holistic approach to provide treatment that will maintain health and quality of life.
- Pressure Injury development is complex and treatment planning is often multifactorial, requiring an interprofessional team
- Accurate identification of the cause is required in order to develop an effective treatment plan
- Unmanaged moisture (urine, feces, body fluids) increases risk of pressure injuries
- Most pressure injuries are avoidable and can be prevented
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