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Essential Elements of Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management. New guidance for Wales.

Written by Ian Dillon August 3rd 2011

The All Wales Tissue Viability Nurse Forum have produced a new guidance document upon pressure ulcers.  The Essential Elements of Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management document is in related resources and is based upon the recent NPUAP and EPUAP International Pressure Ulcer Guidelines.  The NPUAP EPUAP guidelines did not provide specific pointers towards the implementation of the guidelines in practice given that each country may face different challenges when seeking to implement the evidence based guidelines.  The All Wales Tissue Viability Nurses Forum have now provided assistance upon the implementation of the pressure ulcer guidelines for practitioners working in Wales and marks an important development in the implementation of the pressure ulcer guidelines within Europe.

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