November is pressure ulcer awareness month and our tissue viability team and pressure ulcer champions are raising awareness of pressure ulcers and asking staff, patients, families and carers what they can do to reduce and prevent pressure ulcers in our patients.
Pressure ulcers are a key indicator of the quality and experience of patient care. They remain a significant healthcare problem and can affect anyone from newborns to those at the end of life.
They can cause significant pain and distress for patients and we know that many pressure ulcers are completely preventable.
On Thursday 21 November it is international stop pressure ulcers day and the tissue viability team will have a stand at the main entrance to the hospital on level 2. If you are visiting the hospital please come along and find out more about the damaging impact of pressure ulcers, how we can all play a part in preventing them and get your red dot. You can wear a red dot to show you care about pressure ulcer prevention and start a conversation about it.
Let’s get the conversation started and #StopThePressure!
For more information visit the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory panel website.