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Pressure ulcer prevention downloads

Here are some useful external pressure ulcer prevention downloads to help for preventing and manage pressure injuries.

NICE guidelines 2014 - full guide

This guideline covers risk assessment, prevention and treatment in children, young people and adults at risk of, or who have, a pressure ulcer (also known as bedsore or pressure sore). It aims to reduce the number of pressure ulcers in people admitted to secondary or tertiary care or receiving NHS care in other settings, such as primary and community care and emergency departments.

External web link -https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg179

European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP)

The EPUAP goal is to provide relief for persons suffering from, or at risk of, pressure ulcers, through research and the education of the public and by influencing pressure ulcer policy in all European countries towards adequate patient-centred and cost-effective pressure ulcer care. The EPUAP involves people working in the field as doctors, nurses and other health professionals, but also members working in research and education or in industry. The overall aim is to find out what is the best way to prevent and treat pressure ulcers.

This updated volume provides the current knowledge on the diagnosis, treatment, management, and prevention of pressure ulcers. Chapters on the early detection of pressure ulcers, negative pressure therapy, pressure ulcers in pediatric patients, adjunctive therapies, surgical management of pressure ulcers, and innovation in pressure ulcer research and practice are included. This second edition aims to be the primary reference for pressure ulcers from diagnosis and prevention to management and treatment options. The book is relevant to dermatology clinicians, vascular surgeons, and dermatology nurses.

External web link -http://www.epuap.org/resources/#downloads

National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP)

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) serves as the authoritative voice for improved patient outcomes in pressure injury prevention and treatment through public policy, education and research. Are you searching for the latest educational products on pressure injuries and support surfaces to enhance your staff development program? Does your professional reference library include current evidence-based products including pressure ulcer/injury guidelines, illustrations and images?

External web link -http://www.npuap.org/resources/

Overview of the guidelines

A useful overview that the Think Pressure Care team have put together highlights what NICE and the EPUAP are saying in relation to support surfaces.

Download – File size: 179KB

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