This poster is an outline of incontinence and hospital-acquired pressure ulcer findings from the International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence™ Survey (IPUP). It concludes that even patients at low pressure ulcer risk by Braden risk score have increased likelihood of pressure ulcers if they are incontinent. Incontinence was associated with an increased risk for all pressure ulcers, but especially full-thickness injuries.
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Care Settings: All Care Settings
Clinical Focus: Pressure Ulcer Management
Content Type: Abstracts / Posters
Reference: Lachenbruch C, Ribble D, Emmons, K. VanGilder C. Pressure Ulcer Risk in the Incontinent Patient: Analysis of Incontinence and Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers From the International Pressue Ulcer Prevalence™ Survey*. Poster presented at WOCN; June 4-8, 2016; Montreal, Quebec