Pressure injury prevention and management – hospital initiatives and interventions

S.P. Teo, N. Halim

RIPAS Hospital, Brunei Darussalam

Concerns were raised regarding the quality of pressure injury prevention, assessment and management in hospital. Multi-component interventions involving development of care practices using a team approach was implemented. This involved standardising pressure injury risk assessment and documentation using the TIME approach. Educational initiatives were developed for hospital and community nursing staff through workshops, case conferences and wound interest groups. Pressure injury assessment and management from hospital to the community was integrated, with strengthening community nursing follow-up facilitated by tele-assessment, and caregiver training to emphasise prevention of pressure injuries.

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