Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, can be serious injuries that can adversely affect the quality of life for patients and pose care challenges for healthcare professionals. Prevention protocols exist but are not as widespread as they could be, making pressure ulcers one of the most common hospital-acquired conditions.
To prevent pressure ulcers, clinicians and healthcare workers can continue their professional education about pressure injury risk factors, prevention protocols and techniques and best-practice wound treatment.
Mölnlycke® is a global market leader in providing solutions for pressure injury management and the Mepilex® Border Sacrum and Mepilex® Border Heel dressings are used by nurses worldwide, designed for treatment and optimised to prevent pressure injuries.
THE FOUR EXTRINSIC RISK FACTORS
Learn about the 4 factors that cause pressure ulcers.