106Introducing the SSKIN Bundle in a Rehabilitation Setting: A Pilot Project

Edel O'Grady, Elaine Hannigan, Rosalind O'Connor
2017 Age and Ageing  
The prevalence rate of pressure ulcers in Ireland is consistent with international figures, 12-38% (HSE 2009). It is essential that all healthcare professionals understand the importance of determining all those who are at risk, so that effective prevention methods can be implemented. Methods: The SSKIN bundle is designed as a resource pack to aid in the assessment and care planning for people at risk of pressure ulcers. 28 SSKIN Bundles were completed on an older person and orthopaedic ward
more » ... orthopaedic ward over a two month period in Clontarf Hospital. Inclusion criteria were patients with a Waterlow score of 10 or above or deemed
doi:10.1093/ageing/afx144.120 fatcat:4fxuk5ilubfwfnmx4uftrohufq