Foundation Studies for Caring

Using Student-Centred Learning

by Alan Glasper, Gill McEwing & Jim Richardson

Chapter 10: Pressure Area Care

This chapter talks you through why pressure ulcers occur and what the healthcare professional can do to prevent them. It describes the skills required to assess skin for damage and grade skin damage, as well as offering assessment and treatment options for established pressure ulcers.

The companion web material features links to online resources (including those referenced in the printed text), as well as chapter links so you can see how the skills acquired here may be used in different settings.

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