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Resuscitation considerations to prevent pressure ulcers in trauma patients.

Authors
  • Swartz, C
Type
Published Article
Journal
International journal of trauma nursing
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2000
Volume
6
Issue
1
Pages
16–18
Identifiers
PMID: 10642408
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The success of a trauma resuscitation is often measured in short-term patient outcomes. To be a true success, the patient should also be protected from long-term problems that are easily preventable. Skin pressure ulcers are a real threat to trauma patients who are immobilized. Nurses involved in the initial care of these patients should be aware of the common causes of skin breakdown and how to prevent it.

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