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Adv Skin Wound Care. 2007 Aug;20(8):447-60; quiz 461-2.

Best practice recommendations for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers: update 2006.

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Family Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this article is to enhance the professional nurses' knowledge of the best practice recommendations for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in wound care.

OBJECTIVES:

After reading this article and taking this test, the reader should be able to: 1. Interpret the pathway to assess and treat pressure ulcers. 2. Differentiate the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) levels of evidence. 3. Identify the scientific evidence for treatment recommendations.

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