Prevention and management of pressure sores in the community
Andrew Kingsley , CNS Infection Control and Tissue Viability.
Jacqui Murray , CNS Tissue Viability at North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple
The burden of pressure sores is high and health authorities are being urged to take action to reduce it. Andrew Kingsley and Jacqui Murray outline the incidence, costs and aetiology of pressure sores and give practical advice on maximising pressure sore prevention and putting in place management strategies to benefit patients in the community
The aim of this article Is to provide a brief resume of incidence, costs and aetiology of pressure sores and to give practical advice about how nurses can maximise pressure sore prevention and management strategies for the benefit of patients in community settings.
Primary Health Care. 9, 6, 31-37. doi: 10.7748/phc1999.07.9.6.31.c650