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evidence-based care, German National Expert Standard, nursing, pressure ulcer prevention, pressure ulcers, protocol



  1. Wilborn, Doris MA, RN
  2. Dassen, Theo PhD, RN


The German National Expert Standard "Pressure Ulcer Prevention in Nursing" provides evidence-based recommendations. This study shows that interventions that are not recommended are still being used in nursing practice, especially in those institutions in which the National Expert Standard was not used during the development of these procedures. A systematic evaluation, by rounds or case meetings, of nursing preventive interventions that are performed is indicated.