Pressure Ulcers

New Article Published

Back to basics: understanding the aetiology of pressure ulcers



​Trudies Young, WWIC's Director of Education and Training has published a new article.

​You can read a copy here.

NICE Guidance on Prevention of Pressure Ulcers


​NICE published guidance on Pressure Ulcers in June 2015. A copy of the guidance can be found here.

 

Your Turn

Your turn Your Turn is a national movement aimed at preventing pressure ulcers. You can access the information for healthcare professionals here.

EPUAP


EPWAPEPUAP have issued a quick reference guide for pressure ulcers.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome


Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is the name for a group of rare inherited conditions that affect connective tissue. Connective tissues provide support in skin, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, internal organs and bones.

There are several different types of EDS that may share some symptoms, including:
  • an increased range of joint movement (joint hypermobility)
  • stretchy skin
  • fragile skin that breaks or bruises easily
The different types of EDS are caused by faults in certain genes that make connective tissue weaker. Depending on the type of EDS, the faulty gene may have been inherited from one parent, or both parents.

Sometimes the faulty gene isn’t inherited, but occurs in the person for the first time.

EDS can affect people in different ways. For some the condition is relatively mild, while for others their symptoms can be disabling. Some of the rare severe types can be life-threatening.

​For more information, you can contact Ehlers Danlos Support UK. Their website is available here.
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