Reflective accounts

Pressure ulcer prevention

A CPD article improved Malgorzata Zdzioch’s knowledge of how to prevent pressure ulcers in frail older people
pressure ulcers on the heel

A CPD article improved Malgorzata Zdzioch’s knowledge of how to prevent pressure ulcers in frail older people

What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The CPD article discussed the importance of preventing pressure ulcers in frail older people. It outlined the risk factors, classification and effects of pressure ulcers, and the methods used to prevent their development.

What did you learn from the CPD activity, feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

A pressure ulcer is a localised injury to the skin or underlying tissue as a result of pressure or pressure in combination with shearing force. Pressure ulcers remain prevalent in all healthcare settings, despite increased prevention awareness.

The article stated that older people are

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