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Preventing and managing heel pressure ulceration: an overview.
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PMID:  22875028     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Heel pressure ulcers are the second most common site for pressure ulceration; although their assessment and treatment can be complex, and they often require additional consideration over and above core principles of pressure ulcer prevention and management. Recent international pressure ulcer prevention and treatment guidelines developed jointly in Europe and the USA have provided greater clarity by achieving international consensus on how to care for patients at risk of heel pressure ulceration, and also on the management of such patients if a pressure ulcer develops. Health professionals should embrace these guidelines and embed them in their everyday clinical practice and within local guidance and protocols to ensure that patients are provided with evidence-based care supported by international collaboration and agreement.
Authors:
Nicky Morton
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of community nursing     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1462-4753     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Community Nurs     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815827     Medline TA:  Br J Community Nurs     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S18-22     Citation Subset:  N    
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