Pressure-relieving strategies for preventing and treating pressure sores

R. E. Remsburg, R. G. Bennett

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Abstract

Pressure-relieving strategies remain the foundation for the prevention and treatment of pressure sores. Although the published literature is inadequate, rational treatment decisions can be made if they are based on an understanding of the mechanisms by which pressure relief results with a particular device or strategy. This article reviews the theoretic and practical approaches to managing tissue loads so that rational choices of the most cost-effective strategies for preventing and treating pressure sores can be made when caring for patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)513-541
Number of pages29
JournalClinics in geriatric medicine
Volume13
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 16 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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