Does regular repositioning prevent pressure ulcers?

  title={Does regular repositioning prevent pressure ulcers?},
  author={Lee Ann Krapfl and M. Violet Gray},
  journal={Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society},
  volume={35 6},
BACKGROUND Prolonged exposure to pressure is the primary etiologic factor of a pressure ulcer (PU) and effective preventive interventions must avoid or minimize this exposure. Therefore, frequent repositioning of the patient has long been recommended as a means of preventing PU. OBJECTIVES To review the evidence on the efficacy of repositioning as a PU prevention intervention. SEARCH STRATEGY A systematic review of electronic databases MEDLINE and CINAHL, from January 1960 to July 2008, was… CONTINUE READING