LINK for Wound Balance Congress 2023
- 17th October 2023 18th October 2023
- LINK Congress 2023, Wound Balance, Wound-QoL, Wound Care, NPWT
Despite this, pressure ulcers still occur. In recent years, evidence has been building that some types of dressings typically used to treat open wounds have the potential to supplement standard pressure ulcer prevention measures and further reduce incidence[1,2]. In September 2015, an international group of experts met to discuss the challenges involved in reducing pressure ulcer occurrence and to define the role of dressings in pressure ulcer prevention.
The group considered the current evidence to propose a protocol for dressing use within pressure ulcer prevention and to identify research needs.
This final consensus document was produced following extensive review of an initial draft by the core working group and further review by a wider group. The document aims to help clinicians and healthcare budget holders to understand which dressings may protect against pressure ulcer development and from which patients may benefit.