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Gelfoam for Decubitus Ulcers.

LANG, CHRISTINE; McGRATH, ANNE
AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
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Abstract

"Water beds helped," says one author, "but patients stilt had to be lifted onto litters four times a day for time-consuming dressing changes. This left little time for rehabilitation. The Gelfoam regimen was for me a means to many ends. Staff interest in nursing increased with their new expertise in ulcer care, patients and their families were delighted with the rapid healing, and rehabilitative techniques were instituted during the nursing hours saved."

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