How is wound healing promoted in an outpatient setting in patients with 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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Pressure dispersion, through the application of specialized support surfaces on beds and wheelchairs, should be extended through the wound healing period and into the outpatient setting if available and tolerated by the patient. This is an adjunct to the alternating of weightbearing surfaces and maintains low pressures on the tissues at all times. Control of spasticity and maintenance of adequate nutrition also must be continued into the outpatient setting to prevent recurrence.


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