The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published new guidance for the month of April 2014. This month there is one clinical guideline that impacts upon primary care.
The Pressure ulcers clinical guideline offers evidence-based advice on the prevention and management of pressure ulcers. It updates and replaces two previous guidelines (CG7 and CG29). The guideline recommends risk assessment tools and strategies to aid prevention as well as management of existing ulcers. Recommendations are made specifically for adults and also neonates, infants, children and young people.
Action: Clinicians should be aware of this month's new guidance and implement any necessary changes to practice.