Pressure Ulcer Guide app

Pressure Ulcer Guide app

  • An app about pressure ulcers and their prevention, with a tool to calculate pressure ulcer risk.
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Pressure Ulcer Guide app
By Patient Data Science


  • Information and education.
  • Pressure ulcer risk calculator.
Clinical review 

3 star review

Read a clinical review below.

Security and privacy Does the app:
  • Collect medical information? No
  • Require a login? No
  • Have password protection? No
  • Have a privacy policy? No
  • Require internet access to use? No

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Cost Free (basic); paid (upgrade) 

Learn more about app charges(external link)
How to get the app

The Pressure Ulcer Guide app provides information about pressure ulcers and has tips on how to prevent them. The app has an inbuilt calculator to determine pressure ulcer risk based on the Braden score. The app has a free version and a paid upgrade. Overall the app has some useful information but is poorly designed and gives a substandard user experience, eg, there is little guidance on how to use the inbuilt calculator.

For the complete app description, go to Google Play(external link) or, for a more detailed review, see reviews below.


Generally accurate information about pressure ulcers and their prevention.

Inbuilt pressure ulcer risk calculator (Braden Score) but no information about how to use it appropriately.

The paid version has links to YouTube videos on the topic of pressure ulcers, eg, a series by Dr John Campbell(external link)(external link).

The information provided is not comprehensive.

✘ Last updated 5 years ago.

✘ Frequent grammatical errors.

 Some of the links to YouTube videos in the paid version no longer work.

✘ The information is generally geared towards prevention rather than treatment of pressure ulcers.

Clinical review

3 star review

: Jeremy Steinberg, GP, FRNZCGP
Date of review: January 2020
Platform: Android

Version: 1.3 
Comments: This app, last updated 5 years ago, provides generally accurate but non-comprehensive information about pressure ulcers and their prevention (but less so about treatment). The paid version provides images with better resolution and links to free YouTube videos (some of which are no longer working). The app also has an inbuilt calculator to determine pressure ulcer risk (Braden Score). However, it does not explain how to use the tool appropriately and, in fact, pressure ulcer risk assessment tools are no better than clinical judgement. One study concluded that resources are better spent on “careful daily skin inspection and improving management targeted at specific risks”.1 
Safety concerns: None.
New Zealand relevance: Relevant; no issues of concern.


  1. Webster J, Coleman K, Mudge A, et al. Pressure ulcers: effectiveness of risk-assessment tools. A randomised controlled trial (the ULCER trial)(external link)(external link) BMJ Quality & Safety 2011;20:297-306.

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