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Pressure Ulcer In Health Care

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Pressure ulcers are the priority health issues that immobilized patients, their families and care givers are facing with high occurrence rate. It is no doubt very costly and imposes a great impact in health care delivery system because of the supplies needed to prevent further complications. Pressure ulcer is a localized injury to the skin and other underlying tissue, usually over a body prominence, as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear or friction, or both (Potter & Perry, 2010, p.1240). One of the intrinsic factors for pressure ulcer development is reduced or impaired mobility. Standard protocol for pressure ulcer prevention mainly the use of barrier cream, has been widely used since its existence. Although numerous
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