Pressure ulcer prevention: pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention, including the use of pressure-relieving devices (beds, mattresses and overlays) for the prevention of pressure ulcers in primary and secondary care

NICE guidelines [CG7] Published date:

Review decision date: May 2011

Review decision: 

The guideline should be amalgamated with the update of CG29 Pressure ulcers: the management of pressure ulcers in primary and secondary care, under a single scoping process.

This guideline is currently being updated. Further information can be found on the pressure ulcers guideline in development page.


This guidance has been replaced by CG179 Pressure ulcers

The NICE clinical guideline on pressure relieving devices makes recommendations about how the risk of developing a pressure ulcer can be assessed and how pressure ulcers can be prevented by using devices designed to reduce pressure.

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