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10 for 2010: Pressure Ulcers

This 10 for 2010 programme aims to eliminate avoidable pressure ulcers in all healthcare settings.


Patient position, nutrition and hydration and monitoring and assessment are recognised as being key to the prevention of pressure ulcers.  Evidence from the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) suggests that this is an area where much harm is reported and that the NPSA is in a unique position to address


A range of materials will be available below to support implementation of this programme.



pressure points on the body in a sitting and laying down positions

Some of the resources currently available include:




TitleIssue dateType
Nutrition factsheets01 January 2009Guidance