The SSKIN Care Bundle is a powerful tool as it defines and ties best practices together. The bundle also makes the actual process of preventing pressure ulcers visible to all. This minimises variation in care practices.
A process is a series of actions which are required in order to achieve the desired outcome (such as a reduction in the number of pressure ulcers). Reliably delivering all elements of the care bundle at every care opportunity, will improve the pressure area care that a person receives. This will have an impact on improving care outcomes.
These are the five steps that make up SSKIN:
Surface: make sure your patients have the right support
Skin inspection: early inspection means early detection - show patients and carers what to look for
Keep your patients moving
Incontinence/moisture: your patients need to be clean and dry
Nutrition/hydration: help patients have the right diet and plenty of fluids
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