Case Study Of a nursing assessment tool (waterlow) and its use on a specific patient.
Define risk and risk management, and nursing tools involvement. Introduce Patient and why they are at risk from pressure ulcers. Discuss risk management and the things put in place to prevent risk, i.e protection and prevention of harm.
The importance of the risk assessment – cost, and improvement.
Disscuss the use of the tool in regards to the patient, and any other methods used along side tool. (observation, communication)
Critique the tool, why is it used in practice – what does literature say?
Compare what is being done with what literature says.
analyse effects on patient and organisation.
Nice Guidelines Waterlow (1985)