Infected pressure ulcers in the long-term-care facility

Philip W. Smith, Joyce M. Black, Steven B. Black

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Abstract

Pressure ulcers occur with some frequency in the elderly, debilitated population in long-term-care facilities. Pressure ulcers cause morbidity and mortality and, by virtue of breaking the integumentary barrier, predispose to skin and soft-tissue infections. The latter often are deep and require lengthy medical and surgical therapy. Prevention depends on avoidance of pressure, as well as providing adequate nutrition and meticulous skin care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-361
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999

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Pressure Ulcer
Long-Term Care
Skin Care
Soft Tissue Infections
Morbidity
Pressure
Skin
Mortality
Population
Therapeutics

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  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Infected pressure ulcers in the long-term-care facility. / Smith, Philip W.; Black, Joyce M.; Black, Steven B.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 20, No. 5, 01.12.1999, p. 358-361.

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Smith, Philip W. ; Black, Joyce M. ; Black, Steven B. / Infected pressure ulcers in the long-term-care facility. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 1999 ; Vol. 20, No. 5. pp. 358-361.
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