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2014 Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline

Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline

Third Edition

Work has commenced on the 3rd edition of the Guideline.

All individuals and organization representatives interested in reviewing the Guideline and providing feedback on the final version of the 3rd edition are invited to register to receive notification when the draft becomes available for stakeholder feedback. A draft is anticipated to be available in mid-2019.

Individuals interested in contributing to the Guideline development can anticipate Expressions of Interest to be distributed by the organizations responsible for the Guideline development. Expressions of Interest for Small Working Group members will be made on EPUAP, NPUAP and PPPIA organization websites and (when applicable) in newsletters in late 2017. Expressions of Interest for involvement in the Guideline development are not accepted from industry representatives.

Second Edition

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.

The 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.

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