Summary of NICE guidance for Pressure ulcers – prevention and management

Karoline Brennan, Senior Medicines Information Pharmacist, North West Medicines Information CentreSource North West Medicines Information CentrePublished

This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE Guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE to check for any recent updates to this guideline.

NICE Bites is a monthly bulletin which summarises key prescribing points from NICE guidance. NICE Bites No 64, June 2014 includes one topic: Pressure ulcers – prevention and management (NICE CG179). Sections covered include: assessment, care planning, nutritional supplements and hydration, debridement and pharmacological treatment (antibiotics and antiseptics, dressings).