Pressure ulcer prevention: making a difference across a health authority?

  title={Pressure ulcer prevention: making a difference across a health authority?},
  author={Heidi Guy and Fiona Downie and Lyn Mcintyre and Jeremy Peters},
  journal={British journal of nursing},
  volume={22 12},
  pages={S4, S6, S8 passim}
Pressure ulcers (PUs), their cause and prevention have been discussed in the literature for many decades. Their prevention and management has been the core of a tissue viability nurse's daily clinical and strategic workload. The important point to acknowledge is that not all PUs can be prevented but it is believed most of them can and all preventative measures must be implemented and evaluated. Initial efforts focused on establishing a baseline of incidence and prevalence. More recently, the… CONTINUE READING

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