The 3-risk approach to pressure ulcer assessment in Norway —safe or a risky business?
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Original versionJohansen, E. (2017). The 3-risk approach to pressure ulcer assessment in Norway —safe or a risky business? Wounds, 13(4), 50–54. Hentet fra https://www.wounds-uk.com/journals/issue/450/article-details/3-risk-approach-pressure-ulcer-assessment-norway-safe-risky-business
Successful prevention of Pressure Ulcers (PU) requires that at-risk patients are identified and provided with a package of measures. In Norway, the use of numerical risk assessment tools like Braden, Norton and Waterlow has never been widespread. Instead, a non-numerical approach based on immobility and clinical judgment is recommended by the National Patient Safety Programme to identify those at risk. This article describes the 3-risk approach to risk assessment, its development and whether an even simpler approach could be safe.