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Skin disorders: Pressure ulcers: prevention and management 

Skin disorders: Pressure ulcers: prevention and management
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Skin disorders: Pressure ulcers: prevention and management
Author(s):

Barbara M. Bates-Jense

and Sirin Petch

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10.1093/med/9780199332342.003.0017
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date: 12 November 2018

Palliative pressure ulcer care is focused on comfort and limiting the extent or impact of the wound. Pressure ulcer prevention for palliative care includes use of flexible repositioning schedules with attention to adequate pain relief interventions before movement and use of pressure redistributing support surfaces for the bed and chair. Palliative care for pressure ulcers also includes attention to prevention measures; obtaining and maintaining a clean wound; management of pain, exudate, and odor; and prevention of complications such as wound infection.

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