National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel

Ask the care expert ... about pressure ulcer prevalence

Ask the care expert ... about pressure ulcer prevalence

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I am a new charge nurse. My DON wants me to calculate the prevalence of pressure ulcers. Is there an easy way to do this?

Ask the care expert ... about tracking pressure ulcer prevalence

Ask the care expert ... about tracking pressure ulcer prevalence

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Our facility tracks facility-acquired pressure ulcers, but I would also like to report pressure ulcer prevalence among the residents. I am not clear about the terms, definitions or correct process to calculate prevalence of pressure ulcers.