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Pressure ulcer prevention in frail older people

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 01 hr
  • Last updated: 2020
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This learning module discusses the complexities of preventing pressure ulcers in frail older people and emphasises the role of structured educational programmes that incorporate effective clinical leadership and multidisciplinary teamwork. The importance of preventing pressure injuries in intact skin is discussed.

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Marcee Barry, Clinical nurse specialist, care of older adults, St Mary’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
Linda Nugent, Research fellow, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and Nursing & Midwifery Planning & Development Unit, Health Service Executive Dublin North, Dublin, Ireland.


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