A new theoretical model for the development of pressure ulcers and other dependence-related lesions.

OBJECTIVE To review the risk factors included in pressure ulcer risk assessment scales and construct a theoretical model for identifying the etiological factors of skin ulcers, excluding those of systemic origin (e.g., venous, arterial, and neuropathic). METHODS Consensus study with expert panel (Delphi Method) based on a structured review of the… CONTINUE READING