Though a preventable risk, the management of pressure ulcers (PUs) in nursing homes is not satisfactory due to inadequate prevention and complex care plans. PUs early detection and wound assessment require to know the patient condition and risk factors and to have a good knowledge of best practices. We built a guideline-based clinical decision support system (CDSS) for the prevention, the assessment, and the management of PUs. Clinical practice guidelines have been modeled as decision trees and formalized as IF-THEN rules to be triggered by electronic health record (EHR) data. From PU assessment yielded by the CDSS, we propose a synthetic visualization of PU current and previous stages as a gauge that illustrates the different stages of PU continuous evolution. This allows to display PU current and previous stages to inform health care professionals of PU updated assessment and support their evaluation of previously delivered care efficiency. The CDSS will be integrated in NETSoins nursing homes EHR where gauges for several health problems constitute a patient dashboard.
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