Pressure ulcer research issues in surgical patients.

  title={Pressure ulcer research issues in surgical patients.},
  author={Paddy H. Byers and Serafino Carta and Harvey N Mayrovitz},
  journal={Advances in skin & wound care},
  volume={13 3 Pt 1},
This paper focuses on key pressure ulcer research issues in surgical patients pertaining to incidence, risk assessment, temporality, methodology, and interpretation and utilization of findings. The recent emphasis on the effect of intraoperative events on pressure ulcer occurrence is discussed in terms of the underlying conceptualization, theoretical and empirical evidence, and consequences for research. The ongoing quest for predictors of pressure ulcers in surgical patients and the results of… CONTINUE READING

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