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Prevention and management of pressure ulcers in adults and the elderly

Practice guidelines - Posted on Nov 01 2001

The questions :

1. How should the various stages of pressure ulcers bedefined and assessed ?
2. What are the risk factors and what risk scales can be used ?
3. What general preventive measures can be taken ?
4. How can pressure ulcers be managed ? 
5. What support surfaces can be used to prevent and manage pressure ulcers ? 
6. What are the psychosocial repercussions and impact on quality of life, and what is their economic impact ? 
7. What type of education, training and information do patientsand their families need ?

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