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Development of guidelines for pressure ulcer prevention

Jennifer L. Guzman, Rachel McClanahan, Stephanie Vaughn
10 December 2018

Evidence-based pressure ulcer (PU) prevention guidelines were developed for a Southern California regional medical centre following what were concerning 1-day prevalence survey results. A previous focus had been placed on treatment of PUs with little education and policy related to prevention. After familiarising staff with the new guidelines and providing education, the results of the follow-up 1-day prevalence study were significantly improved in most areas of interest.

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