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Pressure ulcer prevention and management

Edited by Beverley Tabernacle, Marie Honey and Annette Jinks

in Oxford Handbook of Nursing Older People

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199213283
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597956 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199213283.003.0027

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Pressure ulcer prevention and management

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Background - The cause of pressure ulcers - Classification - Risk assessment - Planning care in relation to preventing pressure ulcer formation - Internal factors - Environment - Pressure-relieving devices - The management of pressure ulcers - Assessment of the wound - The management plan - Wound management - Promoting healing - Evaluation of care

Chapter.  4480 words. 

Subjects: Geriatric Medicine

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