Using SSKIN to manage and prevent pressure damage

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SSKIN is a five step approach to preventing and treating pressure ulcers.

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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This poster provides details on the five steps involved in SSKIN.

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