Clinicians may have difficulty in determining if a wound is truly a pressure ulcer. It is essential to not only assess the wound, but also perform a complete skin assessment and obtain a history. To be determined a pressure ulcer, the wound needs to meet the criteria by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, which…
Palliative care is focused on the relief of symptoms with a goal to improve the quality of the individual’s life.
Bariatric residents require special care related to pressure ulcer prevention and treatment, along with safe practices to prevent injury to both the resident and staff during caregiving activities.
As a foundation to heading into the rest of 2015, here is a review of the basic wound care principles.
What can you tell us about the new 2014 edition of “Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guidelines”?