Factors associated with pressure ulcers in patients in a surgical intensive care unit.

@article{Slowikowski2010FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with pressure ulcers in patients in a surgical intensive care unit.},
  author={Gerri C Slowikowski and Marjorie Funk},
  journal={Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={37 6},
  pages={619-26}
}
PURPOSE We sought to describe the occurrence of pressure ulcers in patients managed in a surgical intensive care unit (ICU) and report preliminary work toward development of a pressure ulcer risk assessment tool for use in this population that incorporates comorbidities and other factors not addressed in previous instruments. SUBJECTS AND SETTINGS Three hundred sixty-nine patients managed in the surgical ICU at Yale-New Haven Hospital comprised the sample. METHODS Demographic and clinical… CONTINUE READING
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