Pressure ulcers can affect anyone from newborns to those at the end of life. They can cause significant pain and distress for patients. They can contribute to longer stays in hospital, increasing the risk of complications, including infection and they also cost the NHS in the region of more than £1.4 million every day. And most are preventable. http://nhs.stopthepressure.co.uk/red_dot.html
In support of International Stop Pressure Ulcer Day, here at OSKA we are working towards increasing awareness of pressure ulcers and how to prevent them.