NHS Scotland publication – Standards for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers – now available!

NHS Scotland are pleased to announce the publication of our final Standards for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers. These are the first standards in Scotland to apply across all health and social care and are supported by the Care Inspectorate. Pressure ulcers can affect anyone regardless of age or care setting and everyone has a role to play in the prevention of pressure ulcers.

The aim of the standards is to ensure that anyone with a pressure ulcer, or at risk of developing one, receives high quality care and support no matter where the care is received for example, hospitals, care homes or being cared for at home.

The standards cover:

  • Risk assessment for pressure ulcers
  • Care planning for prevention and treatment
  • Education and training for health and social care professionals, and individuals receiving care.

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