• Medicine
  • Published 2017

The Influence of Early Mobilization on Pressure Ulcers: A Systematic Review

@inproceedings{Opp2017TheIO,
  title={The Influence of Early Mobilization on Pressure Ulcers: A Systematic Review},
  author={Adrianne Opp and Laura Moffat and Karissa Coe},
  year={2017}
}
• Five out of six of the studies included for review found that mobility interventions decreased the incidence of pressure ulcers during hospitalization. • Kamel and colleagues (2003) found the longer time to ambulation following hip fracture surgery related to the development of pressure ulcers, but were unable to find statistical significance. • Ingeman et al. (2011) found early mobilization during the acute phase of stroke was associated with a lower risk of the medical complication of… CONTINUE READING

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