Pressure ulcers: revised definition and measurement framework

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An evidence-based framework to enable board and senior leaders to consistently define and measure pressure ulcers.

Our national Stop the Pressure programme has developed a guide to support nurses and other healthcare professionals in preventing pressure ulcers. The recommendations in our guide will support an organisation’s ability to learn from reported incidents and looks at ways to improve the prevention of pressure damage.

Pressure ulcers: revised definition and measurement PDF, 411.3 KB

The recommendations in our guide will support you to deliver a consistent approach to defining and measuring pressure ulcers as well as helping you to understand the level of pressure damage harm in England. The recommendations are for implementation from April 2019.

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