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Pressure ulcer prevention

Amii Smith Nursing Student, Loughborough Community Hospital, Leicestershire Partnership Trust

A CPD article helped to reinforce Amii Smith’s knowledge of the use of a pressure ulcer prevention model

Pressure ulcers are largely preventable, and efforts should be made to reduce their incidence. As a nursing student, I have used the SSKIN (Surface, Skin inspection, Keep patients moving, Incontinence and moisture, and Nutrition and hydration) model for pressure ulcer prevention.

Nursing Standard. 28, 31,61-61. doi: 10.7748/ns2014.04.28.31.61.s51