The principles of pressure sore prevention
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The principles of pressure sore prevention

Jacqui Fletcher Professional Development Leader, Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, Kldwell Unit, Ladywell Hospital, Salford

This article describes the main causes of pressure sore development and discusses the principles of pressure sore prevention. It relates to UKCC Professional Development categories: Reducing risk and Care enhancement

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Nursing Standard. 10, 39, 47-55. doi: 10.7748/ns.10.39.47.s60

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