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Improving patient education on pressure ulcers

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-37
Number of pages3
JournalWounds UK
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sep 2014


Pressure damage is a commonly encountered harm that can have significant impact on patients, carers and healthcare providers. Preventing the occurrence of pressure damage requires a multipronged approach of which patient education should form an essential part. What kind of education takes place, who it is delivered by and at what level of detail, is a question of clinical judgement and the responsibility of qualified, experienced healthcare professionals. Overall, the emphasis should always be on delivering clear, meaningful and useful messages for patients and carers.


Julie Vuolo, 'Improving patient education on pressure ulcers', Wounds UK, Vol. 10 (3): 35-37, September 2014,

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