Evaluation of Risk Factors for Decubitus Ulcers in Intensive Care Unit Patients


Ersoy E. O. , ÖCAL S. , Oz A., Yilmaz P., Arsava B., TOPELİ İSKİT A.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND SURGICAL INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE, cilt.4, ss.9-12, 2013 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 4 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/dcbybd.2013.03
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND SURGICAL INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.9-12

Özet

Objective: Pressure ulcers are common problems in intensive care units (ICU) that increase mortality, prolong length of hospital stays and increase treatment costs. The pressure ulcer risk should be evaluated when the patient is first admitted and a care plan should be established. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of the pressure ulcers in our ICU and the risk factors that might predispose patients to them.