New Guidelines for Treating and Preventing Pressure Ulcers

A recent article discussed how skilled nursing providers have an additional resource when it comes to preventing and treating pressure ulcers. In a newly released clinical practice guideline on preventing and treating pressure ulcers and related injuries, there were 114 evidence based recommendations, 62 good practice statement and 20 quality indicates, which are now of use to healthcare providers.

 The guidelines were a collaboration between the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, the recently renamed National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel, and the Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance. It was the hope of advocates that the release of this data will help “improve care outcomes for individuals across all health settings,” said the PPPIA President.

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