Legal Issues In The Care Of Pressure Ulcer Patients

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Adv Skin Wound Care. 2010 Nov;23 11 :493-507. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000390494.20964.a5. Legal issues in the care of pressure ulcer patients: key concepts .J Palliat Med. 2009 Nov;12 11 :995-1008. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2009.9939. Legal issues in the care of pressure ulcer patients: key concepts for health care .Pressure ulcers PrUs are a significant problem across all healthcare settings in the United States. Annually, 2.5 million patients are treated in acute-care .The paper isled "Legal Issues in the Care of. Pressure Ulcer Patients: Key Concepts for. Healthcare Providers." Lawsuits over pressure ulcers are increasingly..

3.4 How should pressure ulcer care planning based on identified risk be used? Knowing which patients are at risk for a pressure ulcer is not enough; you must do something about it.Care planning provides the guide for what you will actually do to prevent pressure ulcers..Washington, DC - - The term "pressure injury" replaces "pressure ulcer" in the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Pressure Injury Staging System according to the NPUAP. The change in terminology more accurately describes pressure injuries to both intact and ulcerated skin. In the previous staging system Stage 1 and .By the WoundSource Editors. Pressure ulcers/injuries pose a major risk to patients by increasing morbidity and mortality and causing significant discomfort. 1 They are also prevalent, particularly in long-term care facilities, where patient populations may be at higher risk of developing pressure injuries as a result of factors of age, immobility, .Key Points. Evaluations of pressure damage are usually based on the traditional top-to-bottom model of cl.ifying or staging pressure ulcers, beginning with damage to the surface of the skin and working down to the bone in stages according to the visible depth of tissue damage..

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