Learn more about prevention strategies

  • Prevention of pressure ulcers is a complex multifactoral process – evidence-based recommendations should be followed that are applicable to the specific environment after careful consideration by the healthcare practitioner.
  • Risk of litigation is discussed in a number of publications – importantly not only lack of prevention programs but violations of recognized guidelines are reported.
  • The Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment Clinical Practice Guidelines developed by NPUAP/EPUAP.