Pressure Injury Survey Guide

The Pressure Injury Survey Team

Head Team Leader

An individual who is certified in wound care.


An individual who has received other formal education and training in skin assessment, pressure injury risk assessment, pressure injury identification and staging, pressure injury prevention, and other wound types.

The Head Team Leader must:

  • Be the hospital expert in skin and pressure injury risk assessment
  • Be able to accurately stage pressure injuries using the NPUAP pressure injury staging system
  • Be able to differentiate pressure injuries from other wound types and skin injuries
  • For NDNQI, the Head Team Leader must be familiar with NDNQI® Guidelines for Data Collection and Submission on Pressure Injuries located on the member website

Head Team Leader Responsibilities

Train the Pressure Injury Survey Team