Wound EssentialsWound Essentials 10 (2) Eliminating avoidable pressure ulcers: NICE quality standard 89

Wound Essentials 10 (2) Eliminating avoidable pressure ulcers: NICE quality standard 89

Pressure Ulcers, Service delivery | Clare Greenwood

Pressure ulcers are the most frequently occurring harm to patients according to incidents reported to the National Reporting and Learning System in 2011–12, however, the majority of pressure ulcers could be avoided. This article provides a guide to eliminating avoidable pressure ulcers by following NICE quality standard 89 in both community and acute care settings.