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Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Support Surfaces – an extract from the Clinical Practice Guideline

Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Support Surfaces – an extract from the Clinical Practice Guideline

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This guideline extract includes the chapter Support Surfaces that addresses prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers. Support surfaces are specialized devices for pressure redistribution and management of tissue load and microclimate. The recommendations in this chapter address mattress and bed use, seats and cushions, and other forms of support surface (e.g. overlays). The importance of using a high specification pressure redistribution support surface in all individuals at risk of pressure ulcers or with existing pressure ulcers is highlighted. Safety and maintenance issues are addressed.

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