Skin Integrity

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Variations in the quality of care for people with SCI may increase the incidence of costly ongoing secondary complications such as pressure ulcers. Individuals with SCI have a life-long risk of developing pressure ulcers with 95% of them developing at least one sometime during their lifetime. Currently, pressure ulcers cost the Canadian healthcare system somewhere between 173 and 355.4 million dollars annually, and have a negative impact on quality of life.

 RHSCIR 2.0: Toolkit for Skin Integrity Assessment

Skin Integrity Facility Report


This report is available now! Click here to access these reports. 

It includes information about pressure ulcer rates, staging and impact onlength of stay. It compares your facility to the national average of facilities like yours (acute compared with acute and rehab compared with rehab).

For more information about these reports, click here.