Chapter 40. Pressure Ulcers

  1. Stephen Jackson Professor of Geriatric Medicine2,
  2. Paul Jansen3 and
  3. Arduino Mangoni4
  1. Rob J. van Marum

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch40

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

How to Cite

van Marum, R. J. (2009) Pressure Ulcers, in Prescribing for Elderly Patients (eds S. Jackson, P. Jansen and A. Mangoni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch40

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  3. 4

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of Geriatrics, University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024287

Online ISBN: 9780470017975



  • pressure ulcers;
  • role of pressure in pressure ulcer development;
  • role of nutrition in pressure ulcer development;
  • risk assessment;
  • local treatment;
  • pressure ulcer classification


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The role of pressure in pressure ulcer development

  • The role of nutrition in pressure ulcer development

  • Risk assessment

  • Prevention

  • Local treatment

  • Key points

  • References