Pressure Ulcer Prevention Protocol

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Abstract: The prevention of pressure ulcers (PU) is one of the priorities in the in the search for quality in health care and patient safety in the context of hospital care. This is a methodological study that aimed to propose a pressure ulcer prevention protocol (PU) for hospitalized clinical patients, based on the scientific literature; to accomplish a semantic validation by experts and an empirical analysis by health care nurses; and to introduce the PU prevention protocol for clinical patients in the hospital context. The study was held in two steps: the first with Integrative Review (IR) and the second with semantic validation and empirical analysis. In the step of IR about the recommendations for the elaboration of protocols for PU, we
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