Wound EssentialsWound Essentials 11 (1) The fundamentals of nursing and pressure ulcer prevention

Wound Essentials 11 (1) The fundamentals of nursing and pressure ulcer prevention

Assessment and diagnosis, Pressure Ulcers | Judy Waterlow, MBE

We are delighted to offer you, the reader, the chance to learn how Judy Waterlow MBE created the Waterlow Pressure Ulcer Prevention Treatment Policy. Here she is in conversation with her daughter, Fiona Stephenson. According to judy-waterlow.co.uk, “The Waterlow pressure ulcer risk assessment/prevention policy tool is, by far, the most frequently used system in the UK and it is also the most easily understood and used by nurses dealing directly with patient/ clients.” The tool was designed to be used by healthcare professionals and carers at the patient/client interface. As a relatively simplistic tool, like all risk assessment scoring systems, professional judgment is very important when assessing a patient’s risk status.