The purpose of this guideline is to identify nursing care related to assessment, management of tissue load, ulcer care, and the management of bacterial colonization and infection of pressure ulcers.
The guideline focuses on three areas of pressure ulcer care:
(1) Practice recommendations, including assessment, planning and interventions
(2) Education recommendations
(3) Organization & policy recommendations
The guideline has relevance to all areas of clinical practice including acute care, chronic care, rehabilitation, community care and long-term care.