Journal articlesBest practice for treating and managing pressure ulcers

Best practice for treating and managing pressure ulcers

01/11/05 | Pressure Ulcers, Service delivery | Pam Cooper, David Gray

In 2002, the Best Practice Statement for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers was launched within Scotland. This has recently been followed with the Best Practice Statement for the Treatment/Management of Pressure Ulcers, as presented here. The development of the statement was achieved with the support and consensus of all nurse specialists within tissue viability in Scotland, and the support of Quality Improvement Scotland (QIS). These statements have now become mandatory across Scotland, and all care settings should be aware of, and using, these documents to support daily practice.