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 Lesions often caused when soft
tissues are pressed against
bone for a long-period, which
then restricts blood flow.
 Quite common in nursing
homes and long-term or
hospice care centers.
 Exacerbated by other
conditions like diabetes,
perspiration, incontinence,
infections or medications that
may impair the circulatory
system.
Intrinsic
 Aging
 Chronic Disease
 Impaired Mobility
 Limited Activity
 Fecal Incontinence
 Malnutrition
 Sensory Impairment
Extrinsic
 Pressure
 Friction
 Shearing
 Limited Activity
 Moisture
BEST TREATED THROUGH
PREVENTATIVE CARE
 Turning the patient regularly
 Using catheters or
impermeable dressings
 Shifting paralyzed patients
 Using Pressure-Distributive
mattresses
 Increasing Vitamin-C intake
Pressure Ulcers in America: Prevalence, Incidence, and Implications
for the Future. (2001). Advanced Skin and Wound Care. 14 (4): 208-
15.
Preventing and Treating Pressure Ulcers. (2009). UCan Health.
Retrieved from: http://ucanhealth.com/topics/?T=pressure_
ulcer_amyotrophic_lateral_sclerosis_ALS
Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals. (2011). Agency for
Healthcare Research and Quality. Retrieved from:
http://www.ahrq.gov/ research/ltc/pressureulcertoolkit/
Gefen, A. (2008). How Much Time Does it Take to Get a Pressure
Ulcer? Ostomy Wound Management. 54 (10) 26-35. Retrieved from:
http://www.o-wm.com/content/how-much-time-does-it-take-get-
a-pressure-ulcer-integrated-evidence-human-animal-and-in-vitr
Complications:
Pain
Dermal Damage
Bleeding
Infection
Use of Best Practices
Methods for preventing
and treating pressure
ulcers –
AWARENESS!
Effectiveness
Outcomes:
Wound healing
Prevention of Sepsis
Diminishing recurrence
rate
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Pressure Ulcers and Safety Issues

  • 1.
  • 2.  Lesions often caused when soft tissues are pressed against bone for a long-period, which then restricts blood flow.  Quite common in nursing homes and long-term or hospice care centers.  Exacerbated by other conditions like diabetes, perspiration, incontinence, infections or medications that may impair the circulatory system.
  • 3. Intrinsic  Aging  Chronic Disease  Impaired Mobility  Limited Activity  Fecal Incontinence  Malnutrition  Sensory Impairment Extrinsic  Pressure  Friction  Shearing  Limited Activity  Moisture
  • 4. BEST TREATED THROUGH PREVENTATIVE CARE  Turning the patient regularly  Using catheters or impermeable dressings  Shifting paralyzed patients  Using Pressure-Distributive mattresses  Increasing Vitamin-C intake
  • 5. Pressure Ulcers in America: Prevalence, Incidence, and Implications for the Future. (2001). Advanced Skin and Wound Care. 14 (4): 208- 15. Preventing and Treating Pressure Ulcers. (2009). UCan Health. Retrieved from: http://ucanhealth.com/topics/?T=pressure_ ulcer_amyotrophic_lateral_sclerosis_ALS Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals. (2011). Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Retrieved from: http://www.ahrq.gov/ research/ltc/pressureulcertoolkit/ Gefen, A. (2008). How Much Time Does it Take to Get a Pressure Ulcer? Ostomy Wound Management. 54 (10) 26-35. Retrieved from: http://www.o-wm.com/content/how-much-time-does-it-take-get- a-pressure-ulcer-integrated-evidence-human-animal-and-in-vitr
  • 6. Complications: Pain Dermal Damage Bleeding Infection Use of Best Practices Methods for preventing and treating pressure ulcers – AWARENESS! Effectiveness Outcomes: Wound healing Prevention of Sepsis Diminishing recurrence rate
  • 7. Looking for a custom power point presentation or need a one-of-a-kind custom essay example written? www.aceyourpaper.com