Wednesday, October 10 2012

Stop Pressure Ulcer Day

Pressure ulcers can be painful and debilitating wounds. Studies show that in the EU, up to 1 in 5 hospital patients will develop a pressure ulcer*. In some cases they can be fatal, and in many cases they are avoidable.

ArjoHuntleigh are dedicated to developing strong partnerships with hospitals and elderly care facilities to eliminate avoidable pressure ulcers. ArjoHuntleigh welcomes and supports this initiative from EPUAP.

How to get involved:

  • Visit http://www.epuap.org/stop-pressure-ulcer-day/ to learn more about the Stop Pressure Ulcer Day and find out what others are doing to prepare.
  • Raise awareness of Pressure Ulcer Prevention in your hospital or care facility, by hosting an event or placing a table and banner in your reception area. There are materials available from EPUAP to help you do this.

* Vanderwee K, Clark M, Dealey C. Et al (2007). Pressure Ulcer Prevalence in Europe: A pilot study, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice; 13: 227-235