Pressure ulceration and the current government agenda in the UK

Stephen-Haynes, J. (2011) Pressure ulceration and the current government agenda in the UK. British Journal of Community Nursing, 16 (9 SUPP). S18-S26. ISSN 14624753 (ISSN)

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Abstract

This article identifies the increasing importance of pressure ulceration in health care in the UK and the important role of pressure, shear, friction and moisture. The categoriZation of pressure ulcers is highlighted including images as categorised by the EPUAP (2009). The impact of pressure ulcers on quality of life is highlighted. The current government agenda and the importance of serious incident reporting and the value of skin care bundles and assurance are discussed. The importance of the implementation of high impact actions in clinical practice is discussed and a conclusion made that the current agenda regarding pressure ulcers has an impact on all clinicians who need to engage fully in the prevention of pressure ulceration in all care settings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Auditing, Policy, Pressure ulcers, Wound care
Subjects: A300 Clinical Medicine
B800 Medical Technology
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2017 14:38
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2017 14:38
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2095

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