The Wound Healing Society guidelines for the treatment of pressure ulcers were originally published in 2006. These guidelines provided recommendations, along with their respective levels of evidence and strength on various categories. Over the last seven years, a great deal of literature regarding these aspects of pressure ulcer management has been published. An advisory panel comprised of academicians, clinicians, and researchers was chosen to update the 2006 guidelines.Members included vascular surgeons, internists, plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists, dermatologists, emergency medicine physicians, and registered nurses, all with expertise in wound healing. The goal of this article is to evaluate relevant new findings, upon which an updated version of the guidelines will be based.
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