New advances in pressure ulcer prevention and management: an Australian perspective

2010, Vol 1, No 2

This short report describes how innovative research helped to standardise data collection for pressure ulcer prevalence in Australia. Adoption of this approach and the implementation of national guidelines in 2001 led to reduced pressure ulcer rates and to several state-wide prevalence surveys. New data collection tools, including the use of mobile phone technology for immediate centralised analysis, and the implementation of new interactive initiatives such as the WoundsWest Education Program will be discussed.

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