Journal articlesThe use of dressings in pressure ulcer prevention: Unsafe practice or thinking differently?

The use of dressings in pressure ulcer prevention: Unsafe practice or thinking differently?

19/11/13 | Articles | Jacqui Fletcher

The use of dressings in pressure ulcer prevention: Unsafe practice or thinking differently?The use of dressings in pressure ulcer prevention has previously been considered with a focus on their ability to reduce the single force – external pressure. More recent research reveals dressings may have a role to play in mediating the impact of other physical forces, such as friction and shear, and also in manipulating the local microclimate, both of which contribute to pressure ulcer prevention.