Pressure ulcer repair with skin or muscle flaps may appear to close the wound, but elderly patients need extra precautions before and after surgery to improve the outcome. Nursing care of these patients include monitoring nutrition, removing devitalized tissue from the wound bed, providing proper pressure relief, administering proper patient positioning, and monitoring the flap.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Pages (from-to)||139-140, 156|
|Journal||Plastic surgical nursing : official journal of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Advanced and Specialized Nursing