British Journal of Nursing, Vol. 19, Iss. 12, 24 Jun 2010, pp 755 - 760
Pressure ulcers affect quality of life and general wellbeing, and create significant difficulties for patients, their carers and families. Pressure ulcers are associated with morbidity and mortality, and prove costly for healthcare providers. This article identifies the Government's quality agenda and the importance of maintaining, developing and delivering quality care for the prevention of pressure ulceration.