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Pressure Injury Prevention and Management

Doc type: Policy Directive
Compliance with this policy directive is mandatory.

Doc No.: PD2014_007

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Clinical/ Patient Services - Governance and Service Delivery

Summary
The purpose of this policy directive is to provide direction for a consistent best practice approach to pressure injury prevention and management in NSW Health facilities.

Date of Publication: 24 March 2014

Replaces:

  • Pressure Ulcer Prevention PD2005_257 - Review of Clinical Practice [IB2013_008]
  • Clinical Practices - Pressure Ulcer Prevention [PD2005_257]
Author Branch: Clinical Excellence Commission

This document applies to: Local Health Districts, Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Specialty Network Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Affiliated Health Organisations, Public Health System Support Division, Community Health Centres, Government Medical Officers, NSW Ambulance Service, Ministry of Health, Private Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres, Public Health Units, Public Hospitals, NSW Health Pathology, Cancer Institute (NSW)

Audience: All Staff

Distributed to: Public Health System, Community Health Centres , Divisions of General Practice, Government Medical Officers, Health Associations Unions, NSW Ambulance Service , Ministry of Health, Private Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres , Tertiary Education Institutes

Review Date: 24 March 2019

Policy Manual: Patient Matters

File No: 12/175

Status: Active

File link: Pressure Injury Prevention and Management
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Pressure Injury Prevention and Management

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