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J Wound Care. 2006 Jun;15(6):269-75.

Epidemiology, risk and prevention of pressure ulcers in critically ill patients: a literature review.

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  • 1Pressure Ulcer Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands.


New nursing interventions and pressure-redistributing devices in intensive care units, and specific risk factors affecting critically ill patients, mean that different factors must be taken into consideration in preventing pressure ulcers.

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