Recommendation ID
Risk assessment in neonates, infants, children and young people:- Which pressure ulcer tools are most effective for predicting pressure ulcer risk in children?
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Why this is important:- There are a few published pressure ulcer risk assessment tools for children, but most of these have no evidence of validity and over half have been developed from adult pressure ulcer risk assessment tools. Of the tools which have validation data, the evidence is mainly poor quality. When healthcare professionals are choosing a risk assessment tool to use in clinical practice, they should be looking for a tool that has evidence to demonstrate that it is good a predicting risk in the population of interest.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Pressure ulcers: prevention and management
Date issued
April 2014

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 23/05/2014