A Movement for Change in Pressure Injury/Ulcer Prevention
Pressure injuries/ulcers (PI/Us) remain an incipient disease state which cause pain and distress for the patient and places healthcare facilities at risk of significant costs.
To achieve safe discharge with intact skin:Join your peers in A Movement for Change today!
Let’s take a look at some facts...
develop a stage 1 PU whilst almost a 1/4 develop a stage 3 or 41,2
develop a PI/U in US per annum3
incidence rate in dark skin tone patients compared to white skin tone patients4
reported in Europe5
Annual cost of PI/Us to the US healthcare system6
Annual cost of PI/Us to the UK healthcare system7
Part of the answer is a need to drive a change in mentality to recognise the full impact of PI/Us on patients, the healthcare team and healthcare providers.
An immediate change in the standard of care is also required.
Why, in 2022, are manual and subjective tests still conducted? Which are especially unsuited to patients with dark skin tone?
One such activity is assessing for skin redness – Red Isn’t Right in PI/U risk assessment – time to change and embrace innovation today!
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