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02 February 2023

Volume 32 | Issue 3

ISSN (Print): 0966-0461

ISSN (Online): 2052-2819

Pressure ulcer prevention, patient positioning and protective equipment

A PU has been defined as ‘localised injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear. A number of contributing or confounding factors are also associated with PUs; the significance of these factors is yet to be elucidated’ (NPUAP/EPUAP/PPPIA, 2014). This definition has been adopted by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence in its latest PU guideline update (2019).

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