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Advances in Skin & Wound Care:
doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000323506.53154.4a
Features: Clinical Management Extra

Heel Pressure Ulcers: Stand Guard

Langemo, Diane PhD, RN, FAAN; Thompson, Patricia RN, MS; Hunter, Susan RN, MSN; Hanson, Darlene RN, MS; Anderson, Julie PhD, RN, CCRC

Continued Education
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PURPOSE: To present a comprehensive overview of current information on heel pressure ulcer (PrU) risk, development, prevention, and treatment.

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. Identify risk factors for heel PrUs.

2. Describe assessment findings and staging of a heel PrU.

3. Discuss current heel PrU prevention and treatment.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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