Ghanei, R and Gavami, H (2010) BED SORES IN ICU. The Journal of Urmia Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, 8 (2). pp. 90-103.

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After cancer and cardiovascular diseases, pressure ulcers are the third costly disorders. Most common causes of pressure ulcers development are age over 70 years, being male, white skin, smoking, low body mass index, impaired mobility, altered mental status, urinary and fecal incontinence, malnutrition, etc. Pressure ulcers are potential complications of intensive care patients and preventing them is a major issue in nursing care. Materials & Methods: This article reviews newest preventive methods of pressure ulcers in ICU. Results: The prevalence of pressure ulcers in Intensive Care Unit is higher than other units. 8% to 40% of ICU patients develop bedsores because of immunocompromised individuals. Conclusion: Nursing care is regarded as the key factor in the prevention of pressure ulcers. Identification of patients at risk of pressure sore development is the most important issue in pressure sore prevention. The best preventive tool for pressure sores in the intensive care unit is the Braden Scale. This scale is divided into six risk categories: sensory perception, moisture activity mobility, nutrition friction, and shear

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bedsore, ICU, Braden Scale
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2018 07:13
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2019 04:18

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