Article: PDF OnlyPractice Guidelines for Management of Pressure UlcersGreen, Ellie BSN, RN; Katz, Jacqueline MS, RNAuthor Information Senior Consultant Resource Applications, Inc. Vice President of Professional Services Resource Applications, Inc. Decubitis: February 1991 - Volume 4 - Issue 1 - p 36-43 Free Abstract Pressure ulcers are a significant and increasing source of human suffering. The precise number of people who have pressure ulcers is unknown. However, conservative estimates indicate that well over a million persons in hospitals and nursing homes suffer from pressure ulcers. One large study found that one in four Americans who died in 1987 had a dermal ulcer. The prevalence of pressure ulcers is almost certain to grow due to increasing numbers of fragile elderly and survivors if serious trauma. (National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, 1989.) © Williams & Wilkins 1991. All Rights Reserved.