REACT to RED is a resource for Care Homes and other Care Providers to prevent pressure ulcers in residents and patients.
Pressure ulcers are not just a modern day problem and historically were referred to as bed sores, pressure sores and decubitus ulcers. The elderly in care homes are a particularly vulnerable group, often suffering with age associated illnesses, co-morbidities and poor mobility. All of which vastly increase their risk of developing pressure ulcers. The estimated cost to the NHS is enormous and it is cited at being between £1.4 billion and £2.1 billion a year.
Many of the guidelines and literature state that early identification is vital in pressure ulcer prevention, so REACT to RED and prevent rather than cure.
This app is part of the REACT to RED Training pack.