The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel 1999 (EPUAP) describes pressure ulcers as the area of localized damage to the skin and tissue underlying due to pressure, friction or shear and or the combination of the above. The below section of this page shows you the PUPPI Pressure Ulcer Prevention Protocol Interventions table which helps you to prevent the pressure ulcer. Pressure Ulcer prevention chart contains the interventions and their corresponding descriptions.
|Advanced static mattresses or overlays||Provide a constant level of inflation/ support and distribute body weight evenly.|
|Alternating-air bed||Changes the distribution of pressure by inflating or deflating cells within the mattress.|
|Low-air-loss bed||Regulates heat and humidity by flowing air and, sometimes, pressure adjustments.|
|Heel supports or boots||Support and cushion the heel, protecting against shear and distributing pressure evenly.|
|Wheelchair cushions||Designed to distribute pressure evenly and provide added cushion support for patients who use wheelchairs.|
|Nutritional supplementation||Addition of nutrients, such as protein, vitamins, and/or minerals, to diet to improve wound healing.|
|Repositioning||Changes in body position to prevent constant contact with a surface.|
|Silicone border foam dressing||Water-resistant dressing with nonexpanding foam to maintain a moist wound site for healing.|
|Intraoperative warming||Application of warmth during surgery to prevent hypothermia.|
|Creams and cleansers||Keep the skin clean and moisturized to prevent cracking.|
Pressure ulcers can occur in any of the body parts, but most commonly they are found in pressure points. Such a pressure ulcer which hinders our pressure point can be prevented by following this PUPPI Pressure Ulcer Prevention Protocol Interventions table.