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Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment Guideline at a Glance (Nursing Practice Guideline)

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Guideline Title: Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment
Effective Date: March 2016
Approved By: Nursing Practice Guidelines Committee; Nursing Practice Council

I. Guideline Overview

This content is extracted from the adopted source document: National Pressure Ulcer Advisory
Panel (NPUAP), European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP), and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury
Alliance. (2014). Prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers: clinical practice guideline. Emily
Haesler (Ed.). Cambirdge Media: Perth, Australia. Please refer to the source guideline for complete
information.

II. Pertinent Resources
A. UWHC Policy
• Policy 4.22, Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC) Ulta
Dressing Maintenance (Inpatient)
• Policy 4.23AP, Changing Sterile and Clean Dressings
• Policy 8.17AP, Therapeutic Support Surfaces and Frames (Specialty Beds)
• Policy 13.12A, Basic Care Standards (Adult)
B. Patient Education Resources
• Health Facts For You (HFFY):
o Performing Pressure Relief (7616)
o Treating Pressure Sores (6616)
o Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT or Wound VAC) (6075)
C. Clinical Tools
• American Family Children’s Hospital Modified Braden Q Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment
Tool
• American Family Children’s Hospital Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment Protocol
• American Family Children’s Hospital Pressure Ulcer Prevention for High Risk Pediatric
Perioperative Patients
• Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk
• Guidelines for Dressing Selection Based on Wound Characteristics and Goal of
Treatment
• Selection of Therapeutic Pressure Redistribution Support Surfaces Algorithms

IV. References
See full guideline document for list of references.


University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
Nursing Practice Guideline At-a-Glance