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Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Journal for Prevention and Healing

April 2012, Volume 25 Number 4 , p 167 - 188

Authors

  • Andrea Niederhauser MPH
  • Carol VanDeusen Lukas EdD
  • Victoria Parker DBA
  • Elizabeth A. Ayello PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, MAPWCA, FAAN
  • Karen Zulkowski DNS, RN
  • Dan Berlowitz MD, MPH

Abstract

CONCLUSIONS:There is a growing literature describing multipronged, multidisciplinary interventions to prevent PrUs in acute care settings and long-term-care facilities. Outcomes reported in these studies suggest that such programs can be successful in reducing PrU prevalence or incidence rates. However, to strengthen the level of evidence, sites should be encouraged to rigorously evaluate their programs and to publish their results.

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