Information for the public

About this information

NICE guidelines provide advice on the care and support that should be offered to people who use health and care services.

This information explains the advice about pressure ulcers that is set out in NICE guideline 179.

This replaces advice on pressure ulcers that NICE produced in 2003 and 2005.

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you:

  • have a pressure ulcer or are at risk of developing one

  • are the parent or carer of someone with a pressure ulcer or who is at risk of developing one.

The care and treatment for babies, children and young people (from birth to ageĀ 17) is different in some circumstances than for adults (ageĀ 18 and over) and these instances are made clear throughout.

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