Gillespie, B., Chaboyer, W., McInnes, E., Kent, B., Whitty, J. & Thalib, L. (2014). Repositioning for pressure ulcer prevention in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews,4(4), 1-35. United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD009958.pub2
A pressure ulcer (PU), also referred to as a 'pressure injury', 'pressure sore', or 'bedsore' is defined as an area of localised tissue damage that is caused by unrelieved pressure, friction or shearing forces on any part of the body. PUs commonly occur in patients who are elderly and less mobile, and carry significant human and economic impacts. Immobility and physical inactivity are considered to be major risk factors for PU development and the manual repositioning of patients in hospital or long-term care is a common pressure ulcer prevention strategy.
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