Incidence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers in acute care using two different risk assessment scales: results of a retrospective study.

@article{Jackson2011IncidenceOH,
  title={Incidence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers in acute care using two different risk assessment scales: results of a retrospective study.},
  author={Stephanie Smith Jackson},
  journal={Ostomy/wound management},
  year={2011},
  volume={57 5},
  pages={20-7}
}
More than one million people develop pressure ulcers (PU) every year in the US - a major problem that leads to increased morbidity and mortality. A hospital-acquired PU (HAPU) is defined as any ulcer noted 24 or more hours after hospital admission. The purpose of this retrospective study was to compare the incidence of HAPUs between two 1… CONTINUE READING