Consensus and supplementsSupplement: Implementing a regional strategy to reduce avoidable pressure ulcers

Supplement: Implementing a regional strategy to reduce avoidable pressure ulcers

29/06/14 | Pressure Ulcers | Lyn McIntyre

Pressure ulcers have a detrimental effect on patient health and wellbeing and place a significant economic burden on the NHS. NHS Midlands and East Strategic Health Authority, embarked on a programme of ‘ambitions’ in 2012, to ensure high-quality care and patient safety. Ambition 1 — the elimination of all grade II, III and IV pressure ulcers — was agreed as an outcome measure for nursing care.