Ayello, PhD, RN, MAPWCA, FAAN, who served as past president of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and chair of NJHA's Pressure Ulcer Collaborative, and Jeffrey M.
What does PU stand for?
PU stands for Pressure Ulcer
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We have 19 other meanings of PU in our Acronym Attic
- Pig Urine
- Pluna Lineas Aereas Urugauyas (Uruguay, IATA airline code)
- Power Unit
- Power Unlimited (Dutch gaming magazine)
- Power Up
- Première Urgence
- Prescribing Unit
Samples in periodicals archive:
1) At least one pressure ulcer develops in more than 20 percent of long-term care residents who have lived in LTC facilities for at least two years.
Last summer, a damning report revealed how a 91 year-old Coventry woman was killed by blood poisoning after her carers failed to spot that she had developed pressure ulcers - commonly known as bed sores.
Measures The outcome variable was pressure ulcer stage as a result of a pressure-related injury, which we defined as a pressure ulcer, occipital alopecia, or any scar not caused by the original polytraumatic injury.
GRADES OF RECOMMENDATION These Grades of Recommendation have been based on the JBI-developed 2006 Grades of Effectiveness (JBI 2006) Grade A Strong support that merits application Grade B Moderate support that warrants consideration of application Grade C Not supported Recommendations * Optimal management requires comprehensive and accurate assessment of wound history, aetiology recurrence and characteristics regarding location, staging, size, base, exudates and condition of surrounding skin (Grade 13) * Patients with a Grade 1-2 pressure ulcer should be placed on a high specification mattress or cushion with pressure reducing capabilities and be subject to very close observation of skin changes and a documented repositioning regime.
No where in the ruling is nursing documentation described as acceptable and/or appropriate for establishing the presence of a pressure ulcer on admission.
In February 2007, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP), via a consensus conference, developed new definitions related to pressure ulcers and staging.
Somehow, she developed a pressure ulcer during her transport from the hospital to your facility--or at least hospital staff don't have a record of the ulcer.