Journal articlesEducating and campaigning for pressure ulcer prevention

Educating and campaigning for pressure ulcer prevention

15/09/17 | Assessment and diagnosis, Education, Pressure Ulcers | Rachel Reece

This article highlights the successful efforts of the Tissue Viability team at the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) in reaching out to clinical staff in order to make progress in preventing pressure ulcers. The author describes how staff, with an interest in pressure ulcer prevention, are chosen to act as a link between the Tissue Viability Team and other clinical colleagues. After a short training, these link workers pass on brief 10-minute (power) training without having to leave their individual clinical setting, focussing on the key messages to: Assess, Surface, Keep moving, Incontinence and Nutrition (ASKIN). All of which helps to reduce in the incidence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.