oa Wound Healing Southern Africa - Pressure ulcer update : review article

Volume 7, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1998-8885
  • E-ISSN: 2076-8893



Pressure ulcers or bedsores, as referred to previously, have been a burden of care for many years. Healthcare practitioners, care providers, and many other role players in the care circle of the patient have voiced concerns about the prevalence of pressure ulcers, and the assumed lack of guidelines on how to manage them, as well as how to identify patients at risk, in order to prevent their development. This brief highlights some aspects relating to good clinical practice, proactive pressure prevention and the management or care of patients and pressure ulcers.

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