Chronic wounds‘ prevention in elderly people

Authors: S. Saibertová;  Š. Tavodová
Authors‘ workplace: Katedra ošetřovatelství LF MU Brno
Published in: Geriatrie a Gerontologie 2014, 3, č. 3: 109-112


The incidence of non-healing wounds, particularly pressure ulcers, is one of the important indicators of quality of provided care in current nursing practice. Professional societies dealing with complex issues of non-healing wounds, put more and more emphasis on the actual prevention of such wounds. The article presents the results of a survey dealing with preventive measures in the elderly conducted by general nurses in clinical practice.

non-healing wound – pressure sore – prevention


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Geriatrics General practitioner for adults Orthopaedic prosthetics
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