Pressure injury management in the workplace is crucial to the health and wellbeing of the staff and the success of the company. When staff face constant pain and suffering, they are not likely to be concentrating fully on the job at hand. In turn, this affects their productivity and your company’s future.
Pressure injury prevention and management starts by knowing your staff, their medical histories and their individual needs. This knowledge allows you to quickly identify which staff members are at most risk of pressure injuries and to take steps to manage the situation before problems arise. Being able to pre-empt future problems is key to any successful corporate wellness plan. Once you have the staff information you require, you need to assess the working environment and see where the potential problems are likely to arise. This will involve some amount of observation to see how staff interact with their environment. Do they cradle the phone on their shoulder while talking and continuing to type? Do they move from their desks during breaks, or use this time to catch up? Look at posture as well: if they have arm and wrist rests to minimise pressure, are they being used? Wellness and injury prevention is a two-way work in progress, if you provide the guidelines and equipment then the staff need to be following up and using what is available. This is why communication, open discussion and training play crucial roles in pressure injury prevention. The support of companies such as ctchealthcare Limited can aid in starting this open discussion process, as well as helping you see potential problems that have just become ingrained working practices to you.
If you are looking to start a pressure injury management program within your place of work, then contact ctchealthcare Limited today on 01270 361363. We can support you through the entire process from initial analysis to implementation, as well as offering a range of professional support services. Find out more at http://www.ctchealthcare.co.uk/.