Articulated bed frames and heel ulcer prevalence

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Articulated bed frames and heel ulcer prevalence

Jacqui Fletcher
24 June 2015

Pressure ulcers to the heel are becoming of increasing concern; indeed, there is a section detailing specific guidance on the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers to the heel in both the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2014) and National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance (2014) guidelines. Although pressure damage occurs on many other areas of the body, with the sacrum being the most common, it appears that heel ulcers are becoming more prevalent and increasingly challenging to treat.

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