Improving outcomes in the elderly after pressure ulcer repair.

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-140, 156
JournalPlastic surgical nursing : official journal of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses
Volume20
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2000

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Pressure Ulcer
Physiologic Monitoring
Patient Positioning
Wounds and Injuries
Nursing Care
Pressure
Muscles
Skin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Medical–Surgical
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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