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identify individuals who may be at risk of impaired tissue viability and skin breakdown
OCR Level 3 NVQ in Health and Social Care 1 358 IDENTIFY THE INDIVIDUAL AT RISK OF SKIN BREAKDOWN AND UNDERTAKE THE APPROPRIATE RISK ASSESSMENT Unit overview Elements of competence 358a Identify individuals at risk of skin breakdown 358b Prepare for [ [ and carry out risk assessment 358c Report on, review and update the risk assessment About this unit For this unit you need to undertake risk
assessment in relation to pressure area care and the risk of skin breakdown. This assessment will take place across a variety of health and social care settings, throughout hospitals, including operating departments, hospices, nursing and residential homes, day centres, and individuals’ own homes. Risk assessment will include the use of different assessment tools selected for use to fit the individual and the environment. The assessment could be undertaken by a variety of staff within the varied care settings and is an ongoing process demanding constant review and evaluation. Scope The scope is here to give you guidance on possible areas to be covered in this unit. The terms in this section give you a list of options linked with items in the performance criteria. ] ]
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