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Epidemiology, risk and prevention of pressure ulcers in critically ill patients: a literature review

Epidemiology, risk and prevention of pressure ulcers in critically ill patients: a literature review
Epidemiology, risk and prevention of pressure ulcers in critically ill patients: a literature review
The prevalence of pressure ulcers in intensive care units (ICU) is between 14% and 42%. Intensive care patients generally do not notice increased tissue pressure or cannot react accordingly due to sedation, analgesia and/or muscle relaxants. Additionally, underlying disease and haemodynamic instability increases their risk of developing pressure ulcers.
pressure ulcers, critically ill, literature review, epidemiology, risk factors, risk assessment
0969-0700
269-275
de Laat, E.H.E.W
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Schoonhoven, L.
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Pickkers, P.
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Verbeek, A.L.M.
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van Achterberg, T.
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de Laat, E.H.E.W
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Pickkers, P.
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Verbeek, A.L.M.
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de Laat, E.H.E.W, Schoonhoven, L., Pickkers, P., Verbeek, A.L.M. and van Achterberg, T. (2006) Epidemiology, risk and prevention of pressure ulcers in critically ill patients: a literature review. Journal of Wound Care, 15 (6), 269-275. (doi:10.12968/jowc.2006.15.6.26920). (PMID:16802563)

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Abstract

The prevalence of pressure ulcers in intensive care units (ICU) is between 14% and 42%. Intensive care patients generally do not notice increased tissue pressure or cannot react accordingly due to sedation, analgesia and/or muscle relaxants. Additionally, underlying disease and haemodynamic instability increases their risk of developing pressure ulcers.

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Published date: June 2006
Keywords: pressure ulcers, critically ill, literature review, epidemiology, risk factors, risk assessment
Organisations: Faculty of Health Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 386268
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/386268
ISSN: 0969-0700
PURE UUID: 331e638d-e233-48b7-af0b-2decf2062b01
ORCID for L. Schoonhoven: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7129-3766

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Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 05:55

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