Pressure ulcer incidence in an acute care setting.

  title={Pressure ulcer incidence in an acute care setting.},
  author={Bette Olson and Diane K Langemo and Christopher G Burd and Darlene S Hanson and Susan M Hunter and T Cathcart-Silberberg},
  journal={Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society},
  volume={23 1},
The purpose of this prospective study was to determine the incidence of pressure ulcers and to examine factors related to pressure ulcer development in patients in an acute care setting. Adult medical and surgical patients who were free of pressure ulcers at admission were assessed within 36 hours of admission and then three times per week for 2 weeks or until discharge. Instruments included a demographic data form, a skin assessment form, and the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk… CONTINUE READING

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