Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment
Initial Pressure ulcer risk assessment within 2-6 hours using a
designated risk assessment tool such as Waterlow.
Regular, frequent review of the pressure ulcer risk throughout
the in-patient care episode with additional review if;
  • The patients condition changes
  • The patient returns from any care intervention outside of their
  • clinical area (Surgery, Radiology)
  • When the patient is transferred into a new care setting