Best Practice Recommendations for the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Update 2006

Adv Skin Wound Care. 2007 Aug;20(8):447-60; quiz 461-2. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000284922.69932.c5.


Purpose: The purpose of this article is to enhance the professional nurses' knowledge of the best practice recommendations for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.

Target audience: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in wound care.

Objectives: After reading this article and taking this test, the reader should be able to: 1. Interpret the pathway to assess and treat pressure ulcers. 2. Differentiate the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) levels of evidence. 3. Identify the scientific evidence for treatment recommendations.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Critical Pathways
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Humans
  • Pressure Ulcer / prevention & control
  • Pressure Ulcer / therapy*