Have you (or a loved one) had a pressure injury or pressure ulcer*?
Do you (or a loved one) work to prevent pressure injuries or pressure ulcers?
If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, we invite you to participate in an international survey that will provide the “voice of the patient” as we revise our clinical guidelines on pressure injury/ulcer prevention and treatment.
The book Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries: Clinical Practice Guideline is being updated international organizations** dedicated to improving patient care. This book teaches nurses, doctors and other carers about pressure injuries/ulcers. The book is used across the world in hospitals and clinics.
Please share your knowledge, preferences and values.
- To find more about the guideline, click here.
- To take the consumer survey, click here.
- The survey takes 5-10 minutes to complete. It is available in English, German, French, Mandarin, Arabic, Korean, Japanese, and Thai or as a paper copy in English.
The ethical aspects of this research have been approved by the ANU Human Research Ethics Committee (Protocol 2018/66). If you have problems or complaints about this survey. The survey website contains full information about risks, benefits and confidentiality.
*Pressure injuries are a type of wound. Pressure injuries are also called pressure ulcers, pressure sores, bed sores, bed ulcers or decubitus ulcers. A pressure injury occurs for many reasons but often happen when someone is left lying in one position for too long.
**The three international organizations leading this project are the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP), European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance (PPPIA). Thirteen Associate Organizations are assisting in this effort.