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1
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Risk factors

A

Malnourishment

Incontinence

Lack of mobility

Pain (leads to a reduction in mobility)

2
Q

Screening tool

A

Waterlow score

Includes BMI, nutritional status, skin type, mobility and continence

3
Q

Management

A

Hydrocolloid dressings and hydrogels

Discourage use of soap as dries out wounds

Don’t swab as most colonised with bacteria

Consider referral to tissue viability nurse

Surgical debridement for selected wounds