Pressure relieving devices (CG7)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'pressure ulcer management'
Pressure relieving devices: the use of pressure relieving devices for the prevention of pressure ulcers in primary and secondary care
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.
The recommendations about pressure ulcer prevention are combined with recommendations on the treatment of pressure ulcers in the quick reference guide for Clinical guideline 29 Pressure ulcer management.
- CG7 Pressure relieving devices: full guideline algorithms
- CG7 Pressure relieving devices: 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: 23 April 2012
Information for the public
Review decision date: May 2011
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.
Implementation tools and resources
- None available
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.