Learn more about prevention strategies

  • Prevention of pressure ulcers is a complex multifactoral process – evidence based recommendations should be followed which are applicable to the specific environment after careful consideration by the health care practitioner
  • Risk of litigation is discussed in a number of publications – importantly not only lack of prevention programmes but violation of recognised guidelines are reported
  • The Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment Clinical Practice Guidelines developed by NPUAP/EPUAP