Pressure ulcers are a key indicator of the quality and experience of patient care. Despite progress since 2012 in the management of pressure ulcers, they remain a significant healthcare problem. Pressure sores are more common on the heels, sacrum, elbows, hips, scalp, and ankles.
Pressure ulcers can affect anyone from newborns to those at the end of life. They can cause significant pain and distress for patients. They can contribute to longer stays in hospital, increasing the risk of complications, including infection.
We offer an expert advisory service for the management of complex and non-healing wounds including pressure ulcers.
For further information, you can also visit the NHS Stop the Pressure website.
Pressure Ulcer Prevention Guide For You and Your Carers (RDE 18 116 001)