Journal articlesAssessing, preventing and managing heel pressure ulcers

Assessing, preventing and managing heel pressure ulcers

29/06/17 | Pressure Ulcers | Lauren Thorpe

Nearly 30% of pressure ulcers occur on the heels and associated regions of the lower limb, this article looks at the use of implementing a guide to increase staff awareness of prevention of pressure ulcers on the heel alongside the use of promotion through social media. In the current climate of working in healthcare we recognise that healthcare professionals are seldom having the time to research the latest guidance so by using social media we aim to provide them an alternative route to educate.