Tag Archives: Pressure-Relieving Support Surfaces

Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline (American College of Physicians Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers / Annals of Internal Medicine / Wounds UK)

Summary The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued a clinical guideline on risk assessment and prevention for pressure ulcers. Two related articles, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, cover recommendations for the prevention of pressure ulcers, and assess the … Continue reading

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Support Surfaces for Treatment of Pressure Ulcers (Cochrane Review)

Summary Pressure ulcers are treated by reducing the pressure on areas of damaged skin. Special support surfaces (such as beds, mattresses and cushions) are intended to re-distribute the pressure, but the relative effectiveness of different support surfaces was – and … Continue reading

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