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Pressure ulcer prevention and treatment: transforming research findings into consensus based clinical guidelines


Miss Cathy Ward, School of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Vic 3086, Australia. Email:


The translation of research findings into practice guidelines is an important aspect in maintaining the currency of practice and adding value to research. While there has been a large amount of published literature regarding the treatment and prevention of pressure ulcers, very few studies have attempted to provide clear clinical guidelines. The present study proposes a model to transform research into clinical guidelines whilst developing a series of guidelines that can be applied to a variety of clinical settings.