The purpose and function of the Munro Scale risk assessment is the first step a surgical patient’s pressure injury prevention plan. Initiating the assessment in the preoperative phase of care, continuing in the intraoperative setting, and completing the cumulative assessment in the postoperative phase of care establishes an inclusive level of risk. The key component of performing a risk assessment is the communication of risk not only throughout the perioperative care phases but for the continuity of care to the inpatient nursing team.
- Identify contributors to hospital acquired perioperative pressure injuries
- Describe the application of the Munro perioperative pressure injury risk assessment scale
- Discuss the importance of communication of perioperative pressure injury level of risk