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Pressure Management Guide
Understanding the role of support surfaces and wheelchair systems

Pressure Management Guide

What is the purpose of the pressure management guide:

  • foster a more holistic approach to the management and prevention of pressure injuries (PI) by simultaneously treating supine and seated postures
  • review and adopt the Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) as set forth by the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP)
  • support members of the healthcare team to prescribe appropriate wheelchair support surfaces in the management of PIs
  • adopt key recommendations from the NPIAP’s CPG when considering support surfaces for the supine and seated posture for the prevention and treatment of PI among wheelchair users
  • understand the critical role wheelchair configuration and equipment choices play in the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries
  • introduce the role of international standardized testing

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