Pressure Injury Prevention in Alberta Hospitals

Neurosciences, Rehabilitation & Vision Strategic Clinical NetworkTM

 

Approximately 1 in 6 of adult patients in Alberta hospitals has a pressure injury (previously known as a pressure ulcer or bed sore). All patients in hospital are at risk of developing a pressure injury. Most pressure injuries are preventable.

The NRV SCN is leading a provincial initiative to effectively implement prevention strategies for patients in hospital identified to be at risk: a bundle of interventions called SSKIN+. The goal of the initiative is to reduce and eliminate preventable hospital-acquired pressure injuries.