Recently, the West of Berkshire Safeguarding Adults Review Panel was presented with a serious case where sepsis from pressure sores was a contributing factor in the individual’s death.
As a result, the Safeguarding Adults Board wants to ensure that pressure care information is distributed to front line staff, including domiciliary care agencies, quality assurance teams, service user forums and provider forums.
React to Red gives important advice on how to prevent pressure sores
What happens if you don’t move around enough is a guide for people on how to reduce the risk of skin breakdown
If you, your staff or volunteers support people who are at risk of pressure sores, please do circulate this guidance.