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This free-to-view video, the second in a series of six produced by TVN2gether for STOP Pressure Ulcer Day 2020, explains how to assess patients’ risk of pressure ulcers.
Two expert tissue viability nurses explain the definition of pressure ulceration and:
- Explain non-blanchable erythema;
- Describe significance of purple skin and how to distinguish between a bruise and pressure damage;
- Explore the signs of deep tissue injury.
Siobhan McCoulough, lead nurse tissue viability, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust.
Elaine Bethall, lead nurse tissue viability, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham.
Pressure ulcer education 3: skin assessment and care