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Beds: Practical Pressure Management for Surfaces/Mattresses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21685736     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
PURPOSE:: To enhance the learner's competence with knowledge of forces that affect skin breakdown and available bed surface support selections to help reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers (PrUs). TARGET AUDIENCE:: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. OBJECTIVES:: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to: ABSTRACT: The prevention and management of pressure ulcers, including support surface selection, are a primary focus of healthcare providers. This article discusses the forces contributing to pressure ulcer formation and explores choosing therapeutic support surface features based on the patient's clinical needs and on using the evidence-informed support surface algorithm and decision trees.
Authors:
Linda Norton; Patricia Coutts; R Gary Sibbald
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in skin & wound care     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1538-8654     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-6-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100911021     Medline TA:  Adv Skin Wound Care     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  324-332     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Linda Norton, BScOT, OT Reg(ONT), MScCH • National Education • Shoppers Home Health Care • Toronto, Ontario, Canada Patricia Coutts, RN, IIWCC • Wound Care and Clinical Trials Coordinator • Dr R. Gary Sibbald, Debary Dermatologicals • Mississauga, Ontario, Canada R. Gary Sibbald, MD, MEd, BSc, FRCPC(Med)(Derm), MACP, FAAD, MAPWCA • Professor • Public Health Sciences and Medicine • Director • International Interprofessional Wound Care Course and Masters of Science in Community Health • Dalla Lana School of Public Health • University of Toronto • Ontario, Canada • Clinical Associate Editor • Advances in Skin & Wound Care • Ambler, Pennsylvania.
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