Pressure ulcers

Pressure ulcersThe pressure ulcer category has been sponsored by Molnlycke Health Care

Practice Resources


  1. Ten top tips: repositioning a patient to prevent pressure ulcers VIEW PDF
    September 2014 Volume 5 Issue 3

    Having an understanding of the exact cause of pressure ulcers helps place the role of repositioning into context. As such, a pressure ulcer is deἀned as localised injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue, usually over a bony prominence, as a result of...

  2. Reducing perioperative pressure ulcers in thoracic, cardiovascular and spinal surgery patients
    Reducing perioperative pressure ulcers in thoracic, cardiovascular and spinal surgery patients VIEW PDF

    Historically, pressure ulcer (PU) prevention in surgical patients has focused on postoperative nursing practices such as assessment, pressure relief, nutrition, and skin care. At the University of Virginia, two studies were undertaken in surgical patients...

  3. New Zealand’s 2013 STOP Pressure Injury Day Campaign: Successes of the New Zealand Wound Care Society
    New Zealand’s 2013 STOP Pressure Injury Day Campaign: Successes of the New Zealand Wound Care Society VIEW PDF
    May 2014 Volume 5 Issue 2

    New Zealand faces many of the same issues as other countries around the world with an aging population, increasing numbers of chronically sick patients, and tight health care cost constraints. This is true of wound care, and here the authors report a...

  4. Infographic on pressure ulcer prevention
    Infographic on pressure ulcer prevention VIEW PDF
    December 2013 Volume 4 Issue 4

  5. Ten top questions and answers on the use of dressings for pressure ulcer prevention
    Ten top questions and answers on the use of dressings for pressure ulcer prevention VIEW PDF
    December 2013 Volume 4 Issue 4

    Pressure ulcer (PU) prevention remains a struggle for clinicians around the globe and across all transitions of care. In most situations, the use of evidence-based practice and established PU prevention guidelines provide the necessary interventions to protect patients...

  6. How to... Ten top tips on compliance, concordance, and adherence
    How to... Ten top tips on compliance, concordance, and adherence VIEW PDF
    June 2013 Volume 4 Issue 2

    Leg ulceration is a long-term condition that has a significant impact on the people living with it, as well as a high economic cost. Compliance and concordance are frequently highlighted as challenges to healing and understanding these terms can aid...

  7. Understanding how honey impacts on wounds: an update on recent research findings
    Understanding how honey impacts on wounds: an update on recent research findings VIEW PDF
    March 4(1)

    Honey is a topical antimicrobial agent that has been used for millennia in wound care. Licensed wound care products containing medical-grade honey first became available in 1999 and are now widely used. Honey's therapeutic properties are largely attributed...

  8. Advances in pressure ulcer management in Brazil
    Advances in pressure ulcer management in Brazil
    Wounds International 2(3) September

    This article describes the development of pressure ulcer knowledge and management in Brazil. Recent studies have shown that pressure ulcers are a significant problem in Brazil, and several local and international organisations have recognised the important...

  9. Expert Commentary on 'Advances in pressure ulcer management in Brazil'
    Wounds International 2(3) September

    Like their Brazilian counterparts, Canadian nurses often take the lead in PU management.

  10. How to...  Ten top tips: preventing pressure ulcers
    How to... Ten top tips: preventing pressure ulcers
    Wounds International 2(3) September

    Pressure ulcers are defined as localised damage to the skin and/or underlying tissues usually caused by sustained pressure at the interface between bone and soft tissue. Pressure ulceration can range in severity from non-blanching erythema of intact skin (tissue...