A review of pressure damage prevention strategies

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  • Lucy Land RGN DPSN BSc Cert Ed(FE)

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    1. Lecturer in Research, Research and Consultancy Unit Birmingham and Sohhull College of Nursing and Midwifery, Birmingham, England
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Lucy Land, 12 Claremont Way Halesowen West Midlands B63 4UR, England

Abstract

The prevention of pressure damage is a fundamental aspect of nursing care Despite this and the amount of literature available, the prevalence and incidence of pressure sores do not appear to be diminishing This review focuses on elements of care that are within the power of nurses to attain and suggests strategies for promoting quality care by simple, economic and effective means

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