Pressure Injury Survey Guide

Conduct the Study - Chart Review



Determination of Pressure Injury as Community-, Hospital-, or Unit-Acquired


For patients with a pressure injury, the origin of the pressure injury must be determined.

  • Community acquired
    • The presence of a pressure injury on admission to the facility as documented on the admission assessment
  • Hospital acquired
    • A new pressure injury that developed after admission to the facility
  • Unit acquired
    • A new pressure injury that developed after arrival to the unit

Processes to determine community-, hospital-, or unit-acquired pressure injuries are described in more detail in Module IV.