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Pressure ulcers: safeguarding adults protocol updated

The Safeguarding Adults Protocol Pressure Ulcers and the interface with a Safeguarding Enquiry has been updated. The terms ‘avoidable’ and ‘unavoidable’ for describing pressure ulcers have been removed. Also, all footnotes have been moved to the references section.

This document helps practitioners and managers across health and care organisations to provide caring and quick responses to people at risk of developing pressure ulcers.

It also offers a process for the clinical management of harm removal and reduction where ulcers occur, considering if an adult safeguarding response is necessary.

Click here to read the protocol.