What are the components of 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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To the extent that prevention is achievable, it is the optimal form of treatment. Prevention of pressure ulcers has two main components: identification of patients at risk and interventions designed to reduce the risk.


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