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2014 Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline

Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline

Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline is the result of a collaborative effort among the:

The guideline was developed using a rigorous scientific methodology to appraise available research and make 575 evidence-based recommendations. In this second edition, a consensus voting process (GRADE) was used to assign strengths of recommendation that indicate the extent to which one can be confident that adherence to a recommendation will do more good than harm, intended to assist the health professional to prioritize interventions.

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

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

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

Guideline support documents and permissions for reproduction and translated versions are available.