Tissue viability risk assessment should be regularly reviewed and repeated as people’s circumstances change

Tissue viability risk assessment should be regularly reviewed and repeated as people’s circumstances change, someone who was once fully mobile and able to walk unaided and able to position themselves in bed, may suddenly find that their circumstances change and their condition could deteriorate and with it their risk of a pressure ulcer will increase. When you see an individual’s condition change, their tissue viability risk assessment should be reviewed otherwise the individual could be at risk of an avoidable pressure ulcer, which is one that occurs when preventative actions, risk assessments and re-evaluations of the needs of the individual have not been implemented. Recognising people at risk of pressure sores earlier on is the best way to prevent pressure ulcers from happening in the first place, risk assessments are in place to initiate and maintain the correct preventative methods.