Tissue Viability

Prevention of Pressure Ulcers

Prevention of Pressure UlcersPressure ulcers remain a common problem and affect the quality of life of many people. The majority of pressure ulcers are avoidable and successful prevention will depend on removing or modifying the cause. The ‘how to’ guide looks at how to identify and manage pressure ul­cers correctly in any healthcare setting and the importance of education to improve outcomes. The ultimate goal of pressure ulcer management is prevention.

Pressure ulcer classification eLearning

Below is a link to the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel website e-learning package on Pressure Ulcer classification. Click on the arrow on the right hand side of the page to progress

http://www.puclas.ugent.be/puclas/e/

The second link is to a short multiple choice quiz or an integrated learning test

http://www.puclas.ugent.be/eprev/uk/

Section 1 General Information

Root Cause Analysis Concise Investigation Report - Pressure Ulcers

Section 2 Wye Valley Trust Documentation

SKIN bundle printed booklet

Section 3 Wound Dressing Formulary

Hereford Wound Dressing Formulary