Using support surfaces to manage tissue integrity.

  title={Using support surfaces to manage tissue integrity.},
  author={David M. Brienza and Mary Jo Geyer},
  journal={Advances in skin & wound care},
  volume={18 3},
PURPOSE To provide the clinician with an overview of support surfaces used to manage tissue integrity as well as a review of how pressure ulcers develop. TARGET AUDIENCE This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in understanding how available support surfaces can impact the development and treatment of pressure ulcers. OBJECTIVES After reading the article and taking the test, the participant should be able to: