Journal articlesPressure ulcer education — new ways to educate and motivate

Pressure ulcer education — new ways to educate and motivate

29/06/17 | Education, Pressure Ulcers | Jenni MacDonald

Although the NHS Improvement ‘Stop the Pressure’ campaign has had some success in recent years, incidence of pressure ulcers has plateaued. Reinvigoration of the campaign was required, with a particular focus on reducing variations in incidence across different organisations. Provision of high-quality education to healthcare professionals is critical to this end; however, ascertaining and maintaining a knowledge of the principles of pressure ulcer prevention can be a challenge, particularly with a two-dimensional approach to education. Education that staff can relate to in a real-life context is needed to effectively close the gap between theory and practice.