Updated International guidelines on the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries launched by the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP), the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance (PPPIA).
The goal of this collaboration was to develop evidence-based recommendations for the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries to be used by health professionals throughout the world.
The guideline contains an updated review of the research literature and recommendations that reflect the most recent evidence. It includes a series of recommendations on the nutritional assessment and treatment of pressure ulcer patients and advises the provision of high-calorie, high-protein, arginine, zinc and antioxidant oral nutritional supplements or enteral formula for adults with a Category/Stage II or greater pressure injury who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition. Visit PU Guidelines - EPUAP for further information or to request your free copy of the Quick Reference Guide