Best practice recommendations for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers: update 2006.

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TitleBest practice recommendations for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers: update 2006.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsKeast, D. H., Parslow N., Houghton P. E., Norton L., & Fraser C.
JournalAdvances in skin & wound care
Volume20
Issue8
Pagination447-60; quiz 461-2
Date Published2007 Aug
ISSN1527-7941
KeywordsCritical Pathways, Evidence-Based Medicine, Humans, Pressure Ulcer
Abstract

PURPOSE: The purpose of this article is to enhance the professional nurses' knowledge of the best practice recommendations for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in wound care. OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking this test, the reader should be able to: 1. Interpret the pathway to assess and treat pressure ulcers. 2. Differentiate the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) levels of evidence. 3. Identify the scientific evidence for treatment recommendations.

DOI10.1097/01.ASW.0000284922.69932.c5
Alternate JournalAdv Skin Wound Care