Pressure ulcers (PrUs) remain the biggest challenge wound care practitioners face today, and they occur in patients in all healthcare settings. On admission, clinicians should initiate proper procedures and the use of support surfaces to prevent and treat existing PrUs. It is also important to keep in mind that not all products meet the particular criteria for each individual patient. Effective interventions demand a multidisciplinary team approach that coordinates the needs of the patient.
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An excerpt from an article originally published in Advances in Skin & Wound Care, written by Cathy Thomas Hess, BSN, RN, CWOCN, VP and Chief Clinical Officer at Net Health