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What does PU stand for?

PU stands for Pressure Ulcer

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Last summer, a damning report revealed how a 91 year-old Coventry woman was killed by blood poisoning after her carers failed to spot that she had developed pressure ulcers - commonly known as bed sores.
GRADES OF RECOMMENDATION These Grades of Recommendation have been based on the JBI-developed 2006 Grades of Effectiveness (JBI 2006) Grade A Strong support that merits application Grade B Moderate support that warrants consideration of application Grade C Not supported Recommendations * Optimal management requires comprehensive and accurate assessment of wound history, aetiology recurrence and characteristics regarding location, staging, size, base, exudates and condition of surrounding skin (Grade 13) * Patients with a Grade 1-2 pressure ulcer should be placed on a high specification mattress or cushion with pressure reducing capabilities and be subject to very close observation of skin changes and a documented repositioning regime.
Somehow, she developed a pressure ulcer during her transport from the hospital to your facility--or at least hospital staff don't have a record of the ulcer.