Hospitals use advanced wound care products, such as collagen and selfadaptive wound dressings (SAWDs), to manage pressure ulcers (PUs) with variations in clinical success. This study examines the use and efficacy of these dressings in PU treatment. Patient records were searched for PUs treated for 3 consecutive weeks with collagen dressings only (n=128), SAWDs only (n=179) or both dressings together (n =197). PU status was assessed using the Pressure Ulcer Scale of Healing. There was significant progress towards healing in all groups; however, healing was much slower in the group that received both dressings. Hospital wound care protocols should be revised to advocate the use of single rather than multiple bandages. Collagen dressings and SAWDs support PU progression to healing and should be used in practice. Further studies are needed to explore the most appropriate and cost-effective use of advanced wound care products in PU management.