Pressure Ulcers & Bed Sores

Definition: A pressure ulcer is localised damage to the skin and/or underlying tissue, usually over a bony prominence (or related to a medical or other device) resulting from sustained pressure (including pressure associated with shear). 

The damage can be present as intact skin or an open ulcer and may be painful.” (NHS Improvement 2018)

For Patients:

Stop the pressure

Stop the pressure video

The 5 key messages to prevent Pressure Ulcers

For Professionals:

NICE

https://www.nationalwoundcarestrategy.net/pressure-ulcer/

https://www.nationalwoundcarestrategy.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Pressure-ulcer-categorisation-poster.pdf

Best Practice Maintaining Skin integrity

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