Abstract or Introduction
Pressure ulcers, caused by prolonged immobility, are increasing among hospital patients. They can cause patient discomfort and infection, may increase treatment time, length of hospital admission, medical bills, and can potentially cause death (AHRQ, 2009). Current guidelines recommended by the AHRQ aid nursing staff in pressure ulcer prevention; however, the combination of specialty skin products, silicone dressings, and a 4-hour turning schedule may prevent pressure ulcers entirely.
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- Antje Dangel (Author), 2014, Implementation of an Evidence-Based Practice to Prevent Pressure Ulcers, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/303837