The influence of anaemia on pressure ulcer healing in elderly patients

Tuz, Mariusz Adam and Mitchell, Aby (2021) The influence of anaemia on pressure ulcer healing in elderly patients. British Journal of Nursing, 30 (15). S32-S38. ISSN 0966-0461

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Anaemia is a common and multifactorial blood disorder in elderly individuals. This condition may be a significant barrier to pressure ulcers healing as it is associated with a decreased level of oxygen being supplied to body tissues. Some nutritional deficiencies such as iron, vitamin B12 and folate may also cause anaemia and have a negative impact on pressure ulcer healing. An increased iron demand in hard-to-heal pressure ulcers is a significant factor associated with the risk of anaemia of chronic disease in elderly patients. Anaemia screening and correction may need to be considered as well as iron supplementation if required in pressure ulcer prevention and management.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This document is the accepted manuscript version of a published work that appeared in final form in British Journal of Nursing, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see [DOI 10.12968/bjon.2021.30.15.S32]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anaemia, Pressure ulcers, Elderly patients, Assessment, Nutrition
Subjects: Medicine and health
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Depositing User: Aby Mitchell
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2021 15:26
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2021 15:37

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