Once your client has been assessed, simple tools like the SSKIN approach can help manage and prevent PI.
Surface – supportive and pressure relieving surface
Skin inspection – at regular intervals to find any potential areas of damage
Keep Moving – encouraging clients to change position regularly
Incontinence – keeping clients clean and dry to protect their skin
Nutrition – healthy eating with plenty of fluids to nourish the skin
PI are largely avoidable and preventing PI is not overly complicated. With robust policies, guidelines, action plans, regular auditing, staff training and knowledge, we believe most (if not all PI) could be prevented.
 KPMG. The Case for Investment in a Quality Improvement Programme to Reduce Pressure Injuries in New Zealand, 2016
 ACC. Guiding Principles for Pressure Injury Prevention and Management in New Zealand, 2017