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Review paper

Pressure ulcers – risk assessment, diagnosis and treatment

Izabela Kuberka
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,
Joanna Głowacz
1
,
Marta Bakowska
2

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Zakład Chorób Układu Nerwowego, Katedra Pielęgniarstwa Klinicznego, Wydział Nauk o Zdrowiu, Uniwersytet Medyczny we Wrocławiu
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Specjalistyczny Ośrodek Leczenia Ran i Zespołu Stopy Cukrzycowej MAGMA-MED, Rzeszów
LECZENIE RAN 2019; 16 (3-4): 74-78
Online publish date: 2020/04/24
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Pressure ulcers arises mainly as a result of two processes: occlusion of blood vessels by pressure acting from outside and microvascular endothelial damage caused by the shear forces. The most vulnerable group for their occurrence are covered by long-term care patients and patients staying in the intensive care unit. Number of immobilized continues to grow, thereby bedsores are becoming an increasing problem for the modern nursing.
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pressure ulcers, development of pressure ulcers, prevention, anti-bedsore prevention, risk assessment, the scale point

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