Identifying and categorising skin damage

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Accurate assessment and categorisation of skin damage and pressure ulcers (PUs) is paramount if patients are to receive safe and effective care interventions. The importance of being able to recognise an individual at risk of compromised skin integrity and being able to implement timely and effective, evidence-based measures to prevent skin breakdown cannot be overstated. Practitioners need to be aware of and use recognised and validated assessment and categorisation systems. All healthcare professionals are accountable for their own practice and have a responsibility to maintain their knowledge and skills base. The importance of maintaining education in understanding how, when and why to assess skin cannot be emphasised enough.

LanguageEnglish
Pages20-23
Number of pages4
JournalWounds UK
Volume10
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Ousey, Karen. / Identifying and categorising skin damage. In: Wounds UK. 2014 ; Vol. 10, No. 2. pp. 20-23.
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