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Pressure ulcer awareness at Abbotsleigh Care Home

As it was ‘Stop the Pressure Week’ in November, we created our own demonstration suit for our teams at Abbotsleigh Care Home to see possible problem areas for pressure ulcers.

Pressure ulcers are an avoidable and costly harm. The national Stop the Pressure Programme is working to create a significant culture shift and eliminate avoidable pressure ulcers in acute, community and mental health provider settings.

We represented pressure points on a body suit with red dots. It was very useful to have a visual representation for our colleagues to see and it was also fun and educational for our residents to see Nicola in her suit – well done Nicola!