Wound and Skin Team: IMPACT ON PRESSURE ULCER PREVALENCE CHRONIC CARE
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1. Decreasing the prevalence of pressure ulcers in a chronic care hospital presents a challenge to care providers. 2. The promotion of staff nurses as educational resources has a positive effect on their participation in a wound and skin care team. 3. When basic prevention practices are not in place, risk factors are less useful indicators to predict the development of pressure ulcers. 4. Educating nurses about pressure ulcer etiology, prevention strategies, and treatments has a positive impact on reducing the number of patients who develop pressure ulcers and the number of pressure ulcers that develop on patients in a chronic care hospital.
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