Best Practice Guidelines for Pressure Ulcers now available

March 12, 2013 | Posted in Announcements, SCI

Pressure sores are the most common secondary complication of spinal cord injury. ONF, in partnerships with the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI), has supported research to create standardized, evidence-based practices for the treatment of pressure sores.

Working with consumers, wound care and SCI experts, this partnership was able to develop the Canadian Clinical Best Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers, which were released in 2011. These guidelines are now current and applicable within the Canadian healthcare context.

To view these guidelines, please see SCI Pressure Ulcers Best Practice Guidelines (PDF 25.7 MB) .

ONF is now supporting RHI in taking the lead for implementing these best practices in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, and ultimately across Canada.