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The National Pressure Ulcer Long-Term Care Study: pressure ulcer development in long-term care residents.

Authors
  • Horn, Susan D
  • Bender, Stacy A
  • Ferguson, Maree L
  • Smout, Randall J
  • Bergstrom, Nancy
  • Taler, George
  • Cook, Abby S
  • Sharkey, Siobhan S
  • Voss, Anne Coble
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2004
Volume
52
Issue
3
Pages
359–367
Identifiers
PMID: 14962149
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A broad range of factors, including nutritional interventions, fluid orders, medications, and staffing patterns, are associated with prevention of PUs in long-term care residents. Research-based PU prevention protocols need to be developed that include these factors and target interventions for reducing risk factors.

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