Corpus ID: 23170122

Practice recommendations for preventing heel pressure ulcers.

  title={Practice recommendations for preventing heel pressure ulcers.},
  author={E. Fowler and S. Scott-Williams and J. Mcguire},
  journal={Ostomy/wound management},
  volume={54 10},
          42-8, 50-2, 54-7
  • E. Fowler, S. Scott-Williams, J. Mcguire
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Ostomy/wound management
  • Heels are the second most common anatomical location for pressure ulcers. A combination of risk factors, including pressure, may cause ulceration. Heel pressure ulcers are a particular concern for surgical patients. A review of the literature, including poster presentations, shows that controlled clinical studies to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of available interventions are not available. Case series (with or without historical controls) as well as pressure ulcer guideline… CONTINUE READING

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