Early pressure ulcer development in spinal cord injured patients
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Early pressure ulcer development in spinal cord injured patients

Fintan Sheerin Lecturer practitioner in spinal cord injury, National Spinal Injuries Unit, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, and school of nursing and midwifery, University College Dublin
Amanda Gillick Tissue viability manager, Nurse practice development unit, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin

FINTAN SHEERIN and AMANDA GILLICK examine pressure ulcer development in relation to the emergency management of spinal cord injured patients in Ireland

The ongoing international debate on the management of spinal cord injured patients has been reflected in the Irish healthcare system by a move over the past ten years from a conservative to a surgical approach.

Emergency Nurse. 12, 7, 34-38. doi: 10.7748/en2004.11.12.7.34.c1173

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