Pressure ulcers

Ten top tips: end of life pressure Injuries

Pressure injuries occur due to unrelieved or intense pressure in intolerant tissues. Perhaps, no patient exemplifies this risk as well as the end-of-life patient. Patients at end of their life are often malnourished, immobile, less cognitively intact, and incontinent, when they may have not been...

Characteristics of intensive care unit (ICU) patients with pressure ulcers present on admission, acquired in ICU or no ulceration: a retrospective cohort study

A programme was initiated to study pressure ulcer (PU) risk factors in a large, mixed intensive care unit and to reduce intensive care-acquired PUs (ICaPUs). All adult patients treated in 2011–2015 (n=8,336) were included in this retrospective observational cohort study. The characteristics of...

Ten top tips: the legalities of pressure ulcers

When it comes to medical malpractice lawsuits, a large number of them are brought to lawyers as a result of the patient and/or the patient’s family being frustrated or angry about an unexpected event or outcome occurring in relation to his/her medical treatment. This should come as no surprise as...