Innovations in care of the skin surrounding pressure ulcers

2010, Vol 1, No 4, pages 7–10
Innovations in care of the skin surrounding pressure ulcers

When attempting to manage a pressure ulcer it is easy to focus attention on the wound while overlooking the periwound area. However, although managing vulnerable periwound skin presents the clinician with a set of unique challenges, effective treatment can prevent unnecessary skin breakdown. This article examines management techniques, including pressure relief, the use of barrier creams and exudate control.

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