An audit of pressure ulcer incidence in a palliative care setting.

@article{Galvin2002AnAO,
  title={An audit of pressure ulcer incidence in a palliative care setting.},
  author={Jean Galvin},
  journal={International journal of palliative nursing},
  year={2002},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={214-21}
}
  • Jean Galvin
  • Published 2002 in International journal of palliative nursing
This article reports a continuous audit of pressure ulcer incidence within a specialist palliative care unit over 2 years. Details of every patient admission were considered (542 patients). Of these, 26.1% were admitted with pressure ulcers while 12.0% developed pressure damage during their stay. The retrospective audit looked at the ulcers developing in the unit and found these patients were older, stayed 12 days longer and more of them died than the average for all patients admitted to the… CONTINUE READING