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The management of pressure ulcers in primary and secondary care : a clinical practice guideline

Author(s):
Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain)
Title(s):
The management of pressure ulcers in primary and secondary care : a clinical practice guidelineĀ [electronic resource] / Royal College of Nursing (UK).
Series:
NICE clinical guidelines
Country of Publication:
England
Publisher:
London : Royal College of Nursing (UK), [2005]
Description:
1 online resource (PDF file (219 p.)).
Language:
English
Electronic Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK49010
Summary:
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE or the Institute) collaborated to develop a clinical guideline on the management of pressure ulcers in primary and secondary care. Identification of the topic emerged from a consultation process with RCN members and referral of the topic by the Department of Health and Welsh Assembly Government. This document describes the methods used for developing the guidelines and presents the resulting recommendations. It is the source document for the NICE (abbreviated version for health professionals) and Information for the public (patient and carer) versions of the guidelines, which will be published by NICE. The Guideline was produced by a multidisciplinary Guideline Development Group (GDG) and the development process was wholly undertaken by the RCN. The main areas examined by the Guideline are: holistic assessment for the risk of delayed healing or complications of having a pressure ulcer; the ulcer assessment; pressure-relieving support surfaces for the treatment of pressure ulcers; mobility, positioning and re-positioning for the treatment of pressure ulcers; dressings and topical agents for the treatment of pressure ulcers; debridement for the treatment of pressure ulcers; nutritional support; surgery for the treatment of pressure ulcers; therapeutic ultrasound for the treatment of pressure ulcers; electrotherapy and electromagnetic therapy for the treatment of pressure ulcers; and topical negative pressure for the treatment of pressure ulcers.
MeSH:
Great Britain
Pressure Ulcer/therapy*
Publication Type(s):
Practice Guideline
Notes:
"22 September 2005."
Title from PDF title page (viewed July 18, 2011).
Includes bibliographical references.
This work was undertaken by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Quality Improvement Programme (QIP), and the Guideline Development Group (GDG) convened to develop the Guideline. Funding for the health economics analysis of this Guideline was received from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), and this work was undertaken by the Centre for Health Economics (CHE) at the University of York. The RCN is host to the National Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Supportive Care (NCC-NSC) which receives partnership support from the: Centre for Evidence-Based Nursing; Centre for Statistics in Medicine; Clinical Effectiveness Forum for Allied Health Professionals; College of Health; Health Care Libraries (University of Oxford); Health Economics Research Centre; and UK Cochrane Centre.
NLM ID:
101563730 [Electronic Resource]

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