Not all NHS organisations perform root cause analysis (RCA) investigations for low-harm HAPUs. However, in the author's experience, organisations that embrace all available learning from these...
Early recognition of people who are at risk of developing skin breakdown is an essential part of prevention. Assessment of the skin should be part of a holistic approach and carried out regularly in...
Anaemia is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO)(2011) as a blood disorder in which haemoglobin levels are below 120 g/litre in females and 130 g/litre in males. This is a condition...
Patient expectations of pressure ulcer prevention in the NHS, healthcare demands and national policy: a critical commentary
Contemporary Government priorities in healthcare are published in the NHS Five Year Forward View (NHS England, 2014). PU care is not referenced explicitly within the document; however, a planned shift...
The validity of a tool refers to how effectively it measures the phenomena it was intended to assess (Charalambous et al, 2018). In the case of the PURPOSE-T, validity depends on its accuracy in...
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