Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries: Clinical Practice Guideline

Stakeholder Consulation Survey

  • Have you ever had a pressure ulcer/bed sore?
  • Has your doctor or nurse told you might get pressure ulcer/bed sore?
  • Do you provide care for someone who has/had a pressure injury/ulcer?
  • Are you a health professional, health worker, researcher, policy maker, industry rep or just interested in pressure injuries/ulcers and their care?

We are interested in your opinion

The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP), National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance (PPPIA) are undertaking preliminary work for developing the next edition of Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries: Clinical Practice Guideline. As part of this work, the Guideline Governance Group (GGG) is conducting a survey of stakeholders.

Stakeholders include patients and their families, health care providers, researchers, industry and anyone who shares our goal of bringing evidence-based recommendations to the bedside to improve pressure ulcer/injury prevention and treatment world-wide.

The survey received a waiver from The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) as not constituting human subject research. Risk is considered minimal.

The survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete on your phone or computer. All survey responses are anonymous. There is no way to trace a response to an individual participant. You are free to:

  1. Participate or not participate
  2. Withdraw from the study at any time
  3. Answer only those questions you wish to answer


The International Guideline, 3rd Edition (2019)

The Guideline Governance Group and the participating partner organisations:

are proud to announce that the International Guideline (third edition) is now available. The goal of this international collaboration is to develop evidence-based recommendations for the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries for use by health professionals throughout the world. An explicit scientific methodology has been used to identify and critically appraise all available research.

The guideline presents recommendations made on the best evidence available at time of publication as consistent with the guideline methodology. Nothing in this guideline is intended as endorsement of a specific product. The guideline developers do not give any approvals for use of guideline branding or logos to endorse products. Nothing in this guideline is intended as advice regarding credentialing standards, coding standards or reimbursement regulations.

For the International Guideline (third edition, 2019), small working groups included representatives from Associate Organisations of the Partner Organisations (EPUAP, NPIAP and PPPIA). Associate Organisations are:

The International Guideline, QRG App

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World Council of Enterostomal Therapists Malysian Society of Wound Care Professionals Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada Indonesian Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Association
Indonesian Wound Care Clinician Association Philipine Wound Care Society Saudi Chapter of Enterostomal Therapy China Nursing Association
A Associação Brasileira de Estomaterapia (SOBEST) Jiangsu Nursing Association Thai Enterostomal Therapy Society Japanese Society of Pressure Ulcers
Wounds Canada Korean Association of Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses

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