Adult pressure area care: preventing pressure ulcers

Mitchell, Aby (2018) Adult pressure area care: preventing pressure ulcers. British Journal of Nursing, 27 (18). pp. 1050-1052. ISSN 0966-0461

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Abstract

Pressure ulcers (PUs) are caused by tissue damage when the blood supply to an area of skin is diminished as a result of pressure. Despite that most pressure ulcers are preventable all patients are at risk. Nurses have a central role in prevention and management of pressure areas. They should be able to assess patients risk of developing PUs using evidence-based practice, recognised risk assessment tools and by completing a holistic assessment. Nurses must be able to identify the associated risk factors of developing PUs and implement appropriate measures to deliver harm free care. Repositioning techniques, monitoring and ongoing care strategies are essential for pressure ulcer prevention in practice.
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Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pressure area care
Subjects: Medicine and health > Nursing > Nursing practice
Depositing User: Aby Mitchell
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2018 11:04
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2018 11:04
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/5490

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