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Seating and pressure ulcers: clinical practice guideline.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19853453     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pressure ulcers (bedsores) often develop following prolonged sitting especially where people are immobile or are unable to feel discomfort due to injury or disease. This guideline provides health professionals with specific recommendations intended to minimise any risk of developing pressure ulcers when their clients are seated. The guideline covers sitting when people are acutely ill in hospital and, more commonly, where people have a long-term need for prolonged sitting for example after spinal injury. Particular focus is placed upon the need to make sure the physical size and shape of the seat is appropriate for the seated individual. Guidance is provided upon areas where seated individuals require information to help them minimise pressure ulcer development. The advantages and disadvantages of different cushion materials are described.
Lesley Stockton; Kryzstof S Gebhardt; Michael Clark
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-10-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of tissue viability     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0965-206X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Tissue Viability     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-13     Completed Date:  2010-02-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9306822     Medline TA:  J Tissue Viability     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  98-108     Citation Subset:  N    
University of Liverpool, School of Health Sciences, Thompson Yates Building, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69 3GB, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Equipment Design
Great Britain
Patient Care Planning
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Pressure Ulcer / prevention & control*
Risk Factors

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