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Clinical Information

Drive DeVilbiss provide a dedicated clinical education, advice and guidance service that fully supports your priorities and needs.

Support offered includes product training which caters for all staff roles across a wide range of themes, including mattress care, pressure ulcer awareness, pressure mapping, product selection and step up/step down processes. The Clinical Team can attend your organisations educational and study events, Link Nurse meetings and other occasions which they could be of a benefit to your staff and patients. Drive DeVilbiss have the resources to produce case studies, training materials and content specifically suited to your requirements which fully meet CQC standards.

Clinical Education

Our Educational programmes are delivered in line with the most up to date national legislation, standards and guidance. Each individual customer’s requirements and needs are meet through our bespoke training and education services. Delivered by our clinical nurse advisors we have a range of educational events that can be delivered on site.

The Pressure Ulcer Prevention Training Programme is a tried and tested training event with excellent customer feedback. It has been designed to meet the needs of both Acute and Community services and provides an excellent CPD and revalidation event for staff teams and assist you in meeting regulatory requirements. It can be delivered in a 1 hour session or extended up to 3 hours if combined with product training and promoting equipment selection and an understanding ‘step up’ ‘step down’ management. We are RCN accredited for this full 3 hour workshop. See attached flyer.

Some comments from attendees 
‘everyone should attend this session’
‘very informative’
‘all of the session was relevant to my practice, I found the teaching very helpful’
‘I would not improve anything, it was excellent’
‘most useful was understanding the grading of pressure ulcers’ 


RCN Accreditation

*This programme has been RCN Accredited until December 6th 2021 - Accreditation applies only to the educational content and not to any product. RCN cannot confirm competence of any practitioner.

Drive DeVilbiss Clinical Services can provide you with:

  • Equipment assessment advice and guidance
  • Educational workshops aimed to improve knowledge and understanding of all types of pressure redistributing equipment
  • Pressure mapping on beds and chairs to provide clinical evidence on pressure peaks
  • How to utilise profiling beds for optimum pressure redistribution
  • Assistance to develop Equipment Selection Guidance 
  • Training on Equipment (general and bespoke) 
  • Information on the types of specialist equipment available


  • Seating and Positioning i/c pressure mapping
  • Appropriate Support Surface Selection
  • Use of Hoists and Slings
  • Mattress Cleaning and Care

Please contact us for further information.



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Targeted Auditing
Clinical Tool (TACT) TACT is a custom made clinical audit tool which covers key areas in relation to tissue viability and the appropriate use of equipment. Our advisors will work closely with your clinicians to develop bespoke ward based audits tailored to the specific requirements of your Trust. This ensures reports can be provided which are relevant to your precise clinical priorities.



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Tissue Viability Society 
TVS is an independent organisation whose mission is to disseminate information, promote research and increase awareness of all aspects of good clinical practice in wound prevention and management.



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EPUAP invites you to take part in next year’s Stop Pressure Ulcers to help bring pressure ulcers to a wider audience.

In 2017 there will be a Stop Pressure Ulcers to be held on November 16th 2017. The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel applauds the efforts of such events to bring pressure ulcers to the public, the professionals and our politicians. EPUAP has once again decided to join the Stop Pressure Ulcers to help publicise pressure ulcers. To this end we will continue to provide freely available publicity material on our website.

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Pressure ulcers (QS89)
Evidence-based statements to deliver quality improvements in the prevention, assessment, and management of pressure ulcers
Quality standard Published June 2015

Everything NICE has said on preventing and managing pressure ulcers in all age groups in primary care and community settings in an interactive flowchart
NICE Pathway Published January 2012 Last updated March 2017

Pressure ulcers: prevention and management (CG179)
Evidence-based recommendations on the prevention and management of pressure ulcers
Clinical guideline Published April 2014


NHS Improvement 
NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts and NHS trusts, as well as independent providers that provide NHS-funded care. We offer the support these providers need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable. By holding providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, we help the NHS to meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.

From 1 April 2016, NHS Improvement is the operational name for an organisation that brings together:

  • Monitor
  • NHS Trust Development Authority
  • Patient Safety, including the National Reporting and Learning Systems
  • Advancing Change Team
  • Intensive Support Teams


Scottish Adaptation
Scottish Adaptation of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) Pressure Ulcer Classification Tool


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This document specifies a minimum set of performance standards for the prevention and management of pressure ulcers and can be used to reinforce national consistency and drive improvement within health and social care services responsible for pressure ulcer care across Scotland.

The standards have been developed to support staff and organisations to ensure the highest standards of pressure ulcer care are achieved, and each standard identifies what it means for organisations and staff. However, each standard also details what people receiving care, their representatives and the public can expect of healthcare and social care services in Scotland following implementation.


Stop the Pressure
The Stop the Pressure website is an improvement resource for health professionals and patients to access current information for the benefit of all at risk of pressure ulcers. It is complemented by the National Stop the Pressure Day in November each year which seeks to further raise awareness of pressure ulcers and build further movement in driving up standards of care.


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The European Wound Management Association (EWMA) was founded in 1991, and promotes the advancement of education and research into native epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis, prevention and management of wounds of all aetiologies. The EWMA is an umbrella organisation linking wound management associations across Europe, and a multidisciplinary group bringing together individuals and organisations interested in wound management. 



PDF Downloads

Clinical Guidance & Audit Brochure

Clinical Paper Hybrid Power -

Hybrid-Power Mattress Clinical Evaluation Releasing Time to Care – Single site large scale evaluation of the clinical benefits and positive organisational impact of utilising the Hybrid-Power pressure redistributing mattresses in an acute setting.

IOW Hybrid Power Clinical Trial Report

Abstract Paper Berkshire M.A.P 

Innovation in patient assessment - A four month trial and clinical evaluation of the effectiveness of the Monitor, Alert, Protect (M.A.P™) system Authors: Anita Rush (Clinical Lead and Nurse Specialist Equipment Berkshire) & Sarah Deal (Ward Manager)

Abstract Paper Calderdale Equipment Audit

Abstract Paper Lanarkshire Clinical Nurse

Abstract Paper North Bristol Acclaim Flow M.A.P

Apollo Dynamic Mattress Clinical Evaluation Hillingdon

Patient Case Study Artemis Dynamic Mattress System in an ICU Setting