Prevalence of pressure ulcers in a Brazilian hospital: results of a cross-sectional study.

@article{Cardoso2010Prevalence,
  title={Prevalence of pressure ulcers in a Brazilian hospital: results of a cross-sectional study.},
  author={Juliana Rosa da Silva Cardoso and Leila Blanes and Jose Augusto Calil and Julieta Maria Ferreira Chacon and Lydia Masako Ferreira},
  journal={Ostomy/wound management},
  year={2010},
  volume={56 10},
  pages={52-7}
}
Technological advances in recent decades have extended survival time of critically ill hospitalized patients but their unstable physiological state and limited mobility increase their risk for pressure ulcers. On two different days (June 16 and October 20, 2004), pressure ulcer prevalence in patients hospitalized at the São Paulo Hospital, Brazil was assessed. On study day 1, 43 of the 376 inpatients (prevalence, 11.4%) and on study day 2, 35 of 340 inpatients (prevalence, 10.3%) had pressure… CONTINUE READING
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