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Assessing, preventing and managing heel pressure ulcers

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Assessing, preventing and managing heel pressure ulcers

Lauren Thorpe
30 June 2017

The International National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP), European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance classification (PPPIA) of a pressure ulcer is ‘localized injury to the skin and/or other underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear’ (NPUAP et al, 2014)

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