What is the basis for selection of support surfaces for prevention of pressure injuries (pressure ulcers)?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: Christian N Kirman, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Selection of a support surface should be based on the patient’s management plan, his or her risk factors for developing pressure injuries, and the cost of obtaining and servicing the device. [90, 105] A dynamic management plan for each individual should include discontinuing the use of a support surface when it is determined that the patient is no longer at risk for developing pressure injuries. [55, 98, 99, 106, 107]


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