The prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers (PU)/ pressure injuries (PI) can be a challenge to clinicians in all health care settings.
PU/I are a significant health issue and one of the biggest challenges organisations face on a day-to-day basis. Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers and injuries (HAPU/I) can result in patient harm, including pain and premature mortality. Treatment can also be expensive for hospitals and the overall healthcare system.
Internationally, PU/Is are a major health care adverse event. The prevalence of PU/Is in health care settings has been reported to range from 0% to 75% with large variations between countries and clinical settings. Average prevalence rates are reported to approach 10% overall.
The Mönlycke Advantage Programme aims to give insights and training that may be needed to drive change and advance patient outcomes within your healthcare organisation. Check out the PU related Professional Education materials below.