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Pressure Ulcer/Injury Resource Center

Abstract Existing evidence is inadequate to assume increased skin temperature is a risk factor for the development of pressure ulcers (PUs). PURPOSE: The purpose of this prospective, descriptive study was to examine the relationship…


The pressure from sitting or lying on a particular part of the body leads to reduced ________ and _________, impaired drainage of waste products, and cell damage.

A. Circulation and cell regeneration

B. Oxygen and circulation

C. Cell production and nutrient supply

D. Oxygen and nutrient supply 


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Effective offloading of lower extremity ulcers can mitigate one of the direst consequences of diabetes. These authors take a look at the future of offloading using an…
Empirical Studies
Abstract The high incidence of pressure ulcers/injuries (PU/Is) among patients in intensive care units (ICUs) suggests a need for improved risk assessment. Purpose: The…
Empirical Studies
Abstract Pressure ulcers/injuries (PU/Is) affect the social, mental, and physical well-being of patients; increase treatment costs; prolong hospital stays; increase…
Guest Editorial
Despite National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel public policy initiatives, its collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on coding and…
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