British Journal of Nursing, Vol. 11, Iss. 7, 11 Apr 2002, pp 486 - 490
This article seeks to review the progress in the treatment and prevention of pressure ulcers over the last 10 years under the headings of attitudes, politics, research and best practice. It is considered that attitudes have changed and there is a greater awareness of, and interest in, the topic among other healthcare professionals, not just nurses. This may be in part because the topic has risen up the political agenda following studies which have highlighted the numbers of sufferers and the cost of treatment. Unfortunately, there is a scarcity of high quality research
to inform practice. Despite these limitations, overall, there has been some progress in preventing and treating pressure ulcers, but there is still a considerable journey ahead.