Pressure injury prevention and management in patients with BMI 30 and over

Pressure injuries (PIs) are a common hospital acquired complication and significant cause of
preventable harm. Obesity, defined as a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or over, affects 31% of Australians aged 18 and over. In older age groups, the prevalence of obesity is even higher. Research suggests that people with BMI of 30 and over are at increased risk of pressure injury. The webinar, presented by Professor Brigid Gillespie and Dr Sharon Latimer from the Gold Coast University Hospital and Griffith School of Nursing and Midwifery, captured recent research and evidence-based practices in pressure injury prevention and management.