Patient risk factors for pressure ulcers during cardiac surgery.

  title={Patient risk factors for pressure ulcers during cardiac surgery.},
  author={Linda J Lewicki and Lorraine C. Mion and K G Splane and D E Samstag and Michelle Secic},
  journal={AORN journal},
  volume={65 5},
Patients undergoing cardiac surgery have increased risks for developing pressure ulcers. The researchers conducted this study to identify preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative factors associated with the development of pressure ulcers among patients undergoing cardiac surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. The significant factors associated with pressure ulcer development in the study patients were presence of diabetes mellitus and other significant comorbid conditions; low… CONTINUE READING

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