Pressure ulcer management (CG29)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'pressure ulcer management'
This guideline makes evidence-based recommendations on the management of pressure ulcers in primary and secondary care.
Responsibility for undertaking a review of this guidance at the designated review date has passed to the National Clinical Guidelines Centre for Acute and Chronic Conditions (NCGC-ACC). The National Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Supportive Care is no longer active.
This guidance updates and replaces NICE clinical guideline B (published in April 2001).
- CG29 Pressure ulcer management: sources of recommendations used in the quick reference guide
- CG29 Pressure ulcer management: NICE guideline (web format)
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: pressure ulcer management
This page was last updated: 10 March 2014
- Web format
- Quick reference guide (PDF)
- NICE Guideline (PDF)
- Full Guideline
- CG29 Wlserau pwyso - atal a thrin: deall canllawiau NICE (fformat MS Word)
Information for the public
Review decision date: May 2011
Following the recent review recommendation, an update of this guideline is currently in the process of being scheduled into the work programme. Details of any update will be available on the guidelines in development webpage.
This guideline is currently being updated. Further information can be found on the pressure ulcers guideline in development page.
Implementation tools and resources
- Slide set
- Management of hip fracture in adults commissioning guide
- QIPP Case study: safety express
- Pressure ulcer management: presenter notes
See this guidance in practice
The summary of the key recommendations in the guidance written for patients, carers and those with little medical knowledge and may be used in local patient information leaflets.
Quick Reference Guide
The quick reference guide presents recommendations for health professionals
The published NICE clinical guideline, contains the recommendations for health professionals and NHS bodies.
The published full clinical guideline for specialists with background, evidence, recommendations and methods used.