Patient repositioning and pressure ulcer risk--monitoring interface pressures of at-risk patients.

@article{Peterson2013PatientRA,
  title={Patient repositioning and pressure ulcer risk--monitoring interface pressures of at-risk patients.},
  author={Matthew J Peterson and Nikolaus Gravenstein and Wilhelm Schwab and Johannes H van Oostrom and L. Caruso},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation research and development},
  year={2013},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={477-88}
}
Repositioning patients regularly to prevent pressure ulcers and reduce interface pressures is the standard of care, yet prior work has found that standard repositioning does not relieve all areas of at-risk tissue in nondisabled subjects. To determine whether this holds true for high-risk patients, we assessed the effectiveness of routine repositioning in relieving at-risk tissue of the perisacral area using interface pressure mapping. Bedridden patients at risk for pressure ulcer formation (n… CONTINUE READING
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