Clinical Process Guideline: PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF PRESSURE ULCERS

The Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management is an example of Best Practice in long-term care. The Guidelines are also a valuable, optional tool for both facility and surveyor use when concerns related to pressure ulcers exist. Please download the Guide, which contains care process steps, expectations and rationale and the Documentation Checklist for best application.

Prevention And Management Of Pressure Ulcers Memorandum (02/03)

Prevention And Management Of Pressure Ulcers Clinical Process

Document Checklist: For Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management

Table 1: Major Risk Factors for Developing Pressure Ulcers; Table 2: Comorbid Conditions that May Affect Healing; Table 3: Pressure Ulcer Classifications

Table 5: Preventive Measures; Table 9: Examples of Mitigating Factors Related to a Facility's Efforts to Treat a Pressure Ulcer

Table 6: Categories Of Products And Devices Commonly Used In Wound Care

Appendix 1: Checklist For Managing Wound Care, Based On Assessment And Problem Identification