Pressure ulcer prevention and treatment: guidance for nurses
International guideline on preventing and treating pressure ulcers includes skin protection, pain management and appropriate support surfaces
According to NHS Improvement a pressure ulcer is localised damage to the skin and/or underlying tissue, usually over a bony prominence (or related to a medical or other device), which results from sustained pressure . The damage can present as intact skin or an open ulcer and may be painful.
NHS Improvement adds that pressure ulcers are a key indicator of the quality and experience of patient care . The management of pressure ulcers...
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