Pressure Injury Survey Guide

The Pressure Injury Survey Team



Individual Team Leaders


For large hospitals with more than one pressure injury team:

  • “Individual Team Leaders” should be appointed to head each team

Individual team leaders can be:

  • Another person who is certified in wound care
  • Another person who has received additional education and training in skin assessment, pressure injury risk assessment, pressure injury identification and staging, pressure injury prevention, and other wound types

Team Members


For pressure injury identification and staging, team members can be:

  • Other individuals who are certified in wound care
  • Other individuals who have received additional education and training in skin assessment, pressure injury risk assessment, pressure injury identification and staging, pressure injury prevention, and other wound types
  • Nurses with current clinical skills who received pressure injury team training

For chart review, team members can be:

  • Individuals with skill in reading patient record documentation
  • Individuals who have received pressure injury team training

Support Staff


For turning assistance:

  • Unlicensed assistive personnel will be helpful for turning patients