Journal articlesDocumentation in pressure ulcer prevention and management

Documentation in pressure ulcer prevention and management

28/09/15 | Assessment and diagnosis, Pressure Ulcers | Kathryn Vowden, Peter Vowden

Effective record keeping underpins service delivery and provides a record of the quality of care delivered. Pressure ulcer risk assessment, prevention strategy and pressure ulcer care provision are a key element in the nursing process and are correctly a focus area within the safety agenda. This article reviews issues related to the documentation of pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention and asks whether the time is right to move towards a universal system of pressure ulcer care documentation, linked to reporting within the NHS.