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Pressure Ulcer Risk in the Incontinent Patient

Lachenbruch C | Journal of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing | 2016

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This article is an analysis of incontinence and pressure ulcers from the International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence™ Survey. It concludes that incontinent patients had higher Braden Scale scores and higher overall and facility-acquired pressure ulcer prevalence. Incontinence was associated with an increased risk for all pressure ulcers, but especially full-thickness injuries.

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Care Settings: Acute Care

Clinical Focus: Pressure Ulcer Management

Content Type: Journal Articles

Reference: Lachenbruch C. Pressure Ulcer Risk in the Incontinent Patient. Journal of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing. 2016; 43(3):1-7