In praise of tissue viability specialists.

  title={In praise of tissue viability specialists.},
  author={Krzysztof S Gebhardt},
  journal={Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)},
  volume={13 16},
A perusal of pressure sore incidence statistics answers Joseen Jones' questions about tissue viability specialists (Letters November 25). Overall incidence of pressure damage has fallen slowly against a background of an increasingly dependent patient population and reduced nurse staffing levels. Most importantly, incidence of full thickness sores has decreased markedly. In older patients, for example, Norton et al ( 1962 ) found an incidence of severe sores of 7.2 per cent In 1997, our data… CONTINUE READING