The New Zealand Wound Care Society Inc

2014 Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline

This second edition of the guideline combines prevention and treatment recommendations in one expanded guideline. This edition also includes newly added sections on emerging fields of interest including:

  • prevention and treatment of biofilms, prophylactic dressings,
  • microclimate control,
  • medical-device related pressure ulcers
  • prevention and management of heel pressure ulcers, and
  • low friction fabrics.

The guideline includes updated recommendations and/or research summaries for the following pressure ulcer topics:

  • etiology;
  • prevalence and incidence;
  • risk assessment;
  • skin and tissue assessment;
  • preventive skin care;
  • prophylactic dressings;
  • microclimate control;
  • fabrics and textiles;
  • nutrition;
  • repositioning and early mobilization;
  • support surfaces;
  • medical device related pressure ulcers;
  • pressure ulcer classification;
  • wound assessment;
  • monitoring of healing;
  • pain assessment and treatment;
  • cleansing;
  • debridement;
  • wound dressings (including growth factors and biological wound dressings);
  • assessment and treatment of infection and biofilms;
  • biophysical agents (e.g. electrical stimulation, negative pressure wound therapy, electromagnetic field treatment); and
  • surgery

The Guideline also includes the NPUAP/EPUAP International Pressure Ulcer Classification system, complete with full Category/Stage descriptions and illustrative photography.

Visit the guideline website (www.internationalguideline.com) for supporting documents, permissions for reproduction, and translated versions.

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