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Pressure Injuries – common to get and challenging to heal

Nurses strive to prevent pressure injuries among patients because it is one of the most common wounds a nurse will discover, treat and manage.  When a patient is severely decompensated due to injury, illness, malnutrition etc., it can be difficult to prevent pressure injuries.  Nurses consider it vital to recognize patients at risk for pressure…

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National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panels Redefines Pressure Sores

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) serves as the authoritative voice for improved patient outcomes in pressure injury prevention and treatment through public policy, education and research. In a ruling made in April 2016, a pressure ulcer is now known as “pressure injury”. Definitions: Pressure Injury: A pressure injury is localized damage to the…

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