Journal articlesWith a national focus on prevention, how well do we treat pressure ulcers?

With a national focus on prevention, how well do we treat pressure ulcers?

29/06/17 | Pressure Ulcers | Jacqui Fletcher

Pressure ulcers continue to challenge clinicians on a daily basis and there is a huge industry focussed on preventing their occurrence, with both national and international initiatives devoted to prevention. In England, an enormous data set (Safety Thermometer) on pressure ulcers is collected on a monthly basis that breaks pressure ulcer occurrences down into ‘new’ and ‘old’ (or pre-existing) ulcers across myriad healthcare settings. Quite rightly, many health improvement activities have been initiated to drive down the occurrence of new ulcers, as across the world the mantra of harm-free care has risen to the top of healthcare organisation's strategic objectives.