New Pressure Ulcer guidance has been released by SCIE

Pressure ulcers can be serious and can lead to life-threatening complications, such as blood poisoning and gangrene. However, taking some simple steps can reduce the chance of pressure ulcers developing.

This quick guide explains how to identify those at risk of developing pressure ulcers and what health and social care practitioners can do to reduce the risk.

It covers:

  • Who is most likely to get a pressure ulcer?
  • Risk assessment
  • Care planning
  • Repositioning
  • Providing information

SCIE Pressure Ulcers – January 2019