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Installing electrically operated beds.
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PMID:  12715566     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A pressure ulcer can be defined as a skin wound which occurs following disruption to the blood supply due to pressure, shearing and/or friction (Dealey, 1997). The grading of pressure ulcers ranges from grade 1 (skin intact, but redness present, blistering, non-blanching hyperaemia) to grade 4 (full thickness skin loss with extensive destruction, necrosis and damage of muscle, bone and supporting structures). The higher an ulcer's grade, the more severe are the implications for treatment, financial costs and impact on patient recovery.
Jayne Richards; Kath Lowery; Bev Atkinson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing times     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0954-7762     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Times     Publication Date:    2003 Apr 1-7
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-28     Completed Date:  2003-07-28     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0423236     Medline TA:  Nurs Times     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71     Citation Subset:  N    
Gateshead Health NHS Trust.
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MeSH Terms
Beds / economics,  standards*
Cost Savings
Great Britain
Pressure Ulcer / economics,  nursing*,  prevention & control
State Medicine / economics

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