Pressure ulcer incidence and risk factors in ventilated intensive care patients

  title={Pressure ulcer incidence and risk factors in ventilated intensive care patients},
  author={E. Apostolopoulou and Athanasios Tselebis and Konstantinos Terzis and Efstathia Kamarinou and Ioannis Lambropoulos and Andreas Kalliakmanis},
Background: Pressure ulcers (PUs) continue to be a major health care problem. Purpose: The aim of the present study was to determine the incidence and risk factors of PUs in ventilated patients in two medical /surgical ICUs in Athens, Greece. Materials and Methods: A prospective study in two medical/surgical ICUs was conducted. Two hundred sixteen patients with more than 48 hours on mechanical ventilation (MV) were enrolled during the studied period. The PUs of patients were measured according… CONTINUE READING


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