Standard 8: Preventing & Managing Pressure Injuries.
Western Hospital has systems in place for the prevention and management of pressure injuries.
Our patients are screened at pre-admission or on the day of their admission and pressure injury prevention strategies are implemented when clinically indicated.
Our policies and procedures ensure patients who have pressure injuries are managed according to best practice guidelines and they and their families are informed of the risks, prevention strategies and management of pressure injuries
Our incident reporting systems indicate a very low rate of pressure injuries whilst patients are under our care.