Quality statement 9 (placeholder): Prevention of medical device‑related pressure ulcers

Quality statement 9 (placeholder): Prevention of medical device‑related pressure ulcers

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A placeholder statement is an area of care that has been prioritised by the Quality Standards Advisory Committee, but for which no source guidance is currently available. A placeholder statement indicates the need for evidence‑based guidance to be developed in this area.

Rationale

People with conditions that are managed with medical devices may be at risk of developing pressure ulcers, such as those cared for in intensive care units. Guidance is needed on pressure ulcer risk assessment and preventative measures for people at risk of medical device‑related pressure ulcers.