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Waterlow user guide

The waterlow user guide was developed by Emma Stockton Community Staff Nurse as a consequence of learning identified from a Root Cause Analysis. The waterlow assessment tool is the trust approved tool for assessing a person’s level of risk of developing a pressure ulcer.  There is often confusion and misunderstanding about what to include and the impact the elements can have so Emma has developed this to assist practitioners in their clinical judgement and decision making.