In general, prevention guidelines focus on reducing the amount and time of pressure and shear through pressure-redistribution surfaces and frequent repositioning while providing nutritional support when needed, and protecting the skin from dryness and moisture (NPUAP/ EPUAP
European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel 1998 Pressure Ulcer Prevention Guidelines Oxford, EPUAP
This year, new guidelines for pressure ulcer prevention and treatment will be jointly released by the EPUAP
and the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP).
Recommendations were developed based on available scientific evidence, rated for strength of evidence, and then reviewed by NPUAP directors, EPUAP
guidelines development group, and stakeholders from many countries.
The mattress should be used for prevention and treatment of pressure sores and with category 2 according NPUAP / EPUAP
international classification of pressure sores.