Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Evaluation for Risk for Additional Pressure Injuries

  • Reassess all people with existing pressure injuries on a regular basis, as determined by the interprofessional team, and whenever changes occur in the person’s health status, as determined by the health-care setting and agency guidelines.
  • Regular monitoring of a person’s risk for pressure injuries should help identify unresolved or new risk factors that can prevent the development of additional pressure injuries.
  • The same tool that was used for the initial risk assessment should be used consistently to conduct ongoing assessments of the person’s risk for additional pressure injuries. This practice helps the interprofessional team, in collaboration with the person and his/her circle of care, to monitor changes in risk consistently so that the results can be compared over time.
Clinical Management
Assessment and Management of Pressure Injuries for the Interprofessional Team, Third Edition
Point of Care Resources