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Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Etiology and Risk Factors – an extract from the Clinical Practice Guideline

Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Etiology and Risk Factors – an extract from the Clinical Practice Guideline

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This guideline extract includes background chapters to prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.  The two chapters included are The Etiology of Pressure Ulcers and Risk Factors and Risk Assessment. The etiology chapter provides an overview of four concepts in the etiology of pressure ulcers: mechanical load magnitude and time, tissue reactions to different types of mechanical loading, mechanisms that lead to tissue damage and factors that influence susceptibility to pressure ulcers. The risk chapter presents a multivariable model of epidemiological evidence on factors that are associated with increased risk for pressure ulcers. The second half of the chapter discusses risk assessment as an essential component of clinical practice aiming to identify individuals who are susceptible in order that appropriate risk-based preventive interventions can be planned and implemented.

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