Pressure sores: adopting the principles of risk management.

  title={Pressure sores: adopting the principles of risk management.},
  author={M Kiernan},
  journal={British journal of nursing},
  volume={6 6},
This article examines the continuing problem of pressure sores in the NHS from a purchasing and a providing manager's perspective. Risk management and the need for clinical effectiveness in treatment and prevention strategies are discussed. Reporting systems are advocated as a means to estimate risk and to form a store of information that will enable a response to made when problem areas are identified. Nursing advice and input into the contracting process is vital. The need for purchasers and… CONTINUE READING

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