STOP Pressure Ulcer Day 2015 – EPUAP needs your help!

Today, November 19th 2015, is STOP Pressure Ulcer Day across Europe, raising awareness of Pressure Ulcers and how crucial it is that we prevent them.

European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel or EPUAP was created in London in December 1996 to lead and support all European countries in the efforts to prevent and treat pressure ulcers.

The day was set-up to help publicise pressure ulcers, in regards to their prevalence, treatment and the cost that can be saved with prevention as opposed to treatment.

EPUAP has created a one-page factsheet on Pressure Ulcer stages, who’s most at risk and facts such as “the UK national cost of pressure ulcers to the NHS to be between £1,760 million and £2,640 million each year, making pressure ulcers the single most costly chronic wound to the Health Service.” EPUAP (2015)

Read the EPUAP factsheet here

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