Pressure ulcers (sometimes referred to as pressure injuries) 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, with over 1,300 new ulcers reported each month (Source NHS Digital) with up to 200,000 people developing a new pressure ulcer in 2017/18 (Guest et al 2017). Treating pressure ulcers costs the NHS more than £1.4 million every day (Guest et al 2017).1
Thursday November 19th marks Stop Pressure Ulcer Day 2020.
At Seating Matters, we want to provide educational resources that can help clinicians to reduce the risk of pressure injuries for their patients. That's why we have dedicated episode 26 of our Online Academy to this topic.*
Check out what our Clinical Director, Martina Tierney, had to say.
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- Stop the Pressure: NHS Improvement. (n.d.). Retrieved November 19, 2020, from https://nhs.stopthepressure.co.uk/
*Note - the purpose of this blog is to give an overview of the product with some tips to consider on its use. This is not intended to be a substitute for professional or medical advice, diagnosis, prescription or treatment and does not constitute medical or other professional advice. For advice with your personal health or that of someone in your care, consult your doctor or appropriate medical professional.