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Nurs Clin North Am. 1987 Jun;22(2):359-77.

Pressure ulcers: etiology and prevention.

Abstract

Pressure ulcers are a major health care problem that nurses can directly impact by identifying contributing factors and taking measures to determine patients at risk. Prevention of pressure ulcers is based on an understanding of their origin. The purpose of this article is to review the etiology of pressure ulceration and to explore recent advances toward prevention of this clinically significant problem.

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