Pressure ulcers

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

Practice Resources


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

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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.

  7. 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...

  8. Avoiding pressure damage when using ventilators
    Avoiding pressure damage when using ventilators
    Wounds International, Vol 1, Issue 5

    Noninvasive positive pressure ventilators (NIPPV) require the use of nasal or facial masks. Due to the need for these masks to tightly adhere to prevent air leaks, they can cause facial pressure ulcers. The author developed an innovative method to reduce the...

  9. Innovations in care of the skin surrounding pressure ulcers
    Innovations in care of the skin surrounding pressure ulcers
    Wounds International, Vol 1; Issue 4

    When attempting to manage a pressure ulcer it is easy to focus attention on the wound while overlooking the periwound area. However, although managing vulnerable periwound skin presents the clinician with a set of unique challenges, effective treatment can...

  10. New advances in pressure ulcer prevention and management: an Australian perspective
    Wounds International, Vol 1; Issue 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...