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Pressure Sores: prevention and management – NICE Clinical Guideline 179

This NICE guideline covers risk assessment, prevention and treatment in children, young people and adults at risk of, or who have, a pressure ulcer (also known as a bedsore or pressure sore). It aims to reduce the number of pressure ulcers in people admitted to secondary or tertiary care or receiving NHS care in other settings, such as primary and community care and emergency departments.

Pressure ulcers – NICE Quality Standard 89

This NICE quality standard covers preventing, assessing and managing pressure ulcers (bed sores) in adults, young people and children. It includes risk assessment and support to prevent pressure ulcers. It applies to all settings, including hospitals, care homes (with and without nursing care) and people’s own homes.