Seating Guidelines

Understanding the risk of pressure ulcers when sitting in adults – What does it mean for me and my carers?

“At a Glance” Seating Guidelines for people, carers, health and social care professionals

The aim of this guide is to provide up to date information regarding the risk of developing a pressure ulcer through sitting for long periods of time.

Click here to download a pdf of the At a Glance document

Click here to read how Melanie Stephens and Carol Bartley, from the University of Salford, are seeking to raise public awareness of the best ways to avoid pressure ulcers 


The TVS Seating Guidelines published within the Journal of Tissue Viability (JTV) are available to view online by clicking the links below:-

Developing the tissue viability seating guidelines

Understanding the association between pressure ulcers and sitting in adults what does it mean for me and my carers? Seating guidelines for people, carers and health & social care professionals


Update August 2019

You are invited as a professional or member of the public with an interest in wound care to complete a short anonymous survey which should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. The aim of this survey is to evaluate the impact the seating guidelines have had on your local policy, practice and patient/service user outcomes.

Click here to access the survey

Results and findings will be published in a wound healing journal in early 2020.