Pressure ulcer risk factors in an ICU population.

  title={Pressure ulcer risk factors in an ICU population.},
  author={Mary Kay Jiricka and Patricia McDonough Ryan and Mariana Andrade Carvalho and J Bukvich},
  journal={American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses},
  volume={4 5},
BACKGROUND Although it is well known that pressure ulcers are associated with negative patient outcomes and increased hospital cost, there is little research related to pressure ulcers in an intensive care unit population. OBJECTIVE To determine the relative contribution of risk factors in the development of pressure ulcers in intensive care unit patients. METHOD In an exploratory descriptive design, a convenience sample of 85 adults was used. Patients were enrolled in the study within 24… CONTINUE READING
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