2016
DOI: 10.3823/1919
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Medical conditions and risk associated with pressure ulcers

Abstract: Introduction: Pressure ulcers are common among bedridden patients with little or no mobility. Objective:To determine the prevalence of pressure ulcers and analyse their association with clinical conditions and risk factors in intensive care unit (ICU) patients.Method: This is a prospective and quantitative study conducted with 45 patients in the public hospital ICU in João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil. Data were collected through hospital records, physical examination, and the Braden Scale. Data were analysed using… Show more

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