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Pressure Ulcer Development in Infants: State of the Science

Authors

  • Ivy Razmus MSN RN,

    Clinical manager, Corresponding authorSearch for more papers by this author
    • Ivy Razmus, MSN RN, is a clinical manager at Saint Francis Health System, Tulsa, OK, and a doctoral student at the University of Kansas School of Nursing.

  • Lynette Lewis RNC WCC,

    Clinical resource nurse for the neonatal intensiveSearch for more papers by this author
    • Lynette Lewis, RNC WCC, is a clinical resource nurse for the neonatal intensive care unit at Saint Francis Health System, Tulsa, OK.

  • David Wilson MS RNC

    Pediatric nurseSearch for more papers by this author
    • David Wilson, MS RNC, is a pediatric nurse at Saint Francis Health System, Tulsa, OK, and the author of a pediatric nursing textbook. He teaches pediatric nursing at Langston University, Langston, OK.


ijrazmus@saintfrancis.com.

Abstract

Abstract: The science of pressure ulcer development in infants is underdeveloped. Although recent conceptual frameworks have been applied to younger populations, this article focuses on the unique attributes of full-term and preterm newborns that have an impact on pressure ulcer development. A proposed schema identifies the theoretical elements associated with pressure ulcer development in infants.

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