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  1. Brienza, David M. PhD
  2. Geyer, Mary Jo PhD, PT, CWS, CLT-LANA


PURPOSE: To provide the clinician with an overview of support surfaces used to manage tissue integrity as well as a review of how pressure ulcers develop.


TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in understanding how available support surfaces can impact the development and treatment of pressure ulcers.


OBJECTIVES: After reading the article and taking the test, the participant should be able to:


1. Describe the types and characteristics of support surface technologies.


2. Discuss the development of pressure ulcers.