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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Pressure Ulcers in Older Adults

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Pressure Ulcers in Older Adults

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Daniel Bluestein, MD, Ashkan Javaheri, MD
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
POGOe Id: 
20620
Date Posted: 
06/16/2009
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
03/06/2018
Abstract: 

Pressure Ulcers in Older Adults is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites,  they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Define the four stages of pressure ulcers
  2. Select a dressing based on the stage of a pressure ulcer
  3. State the indications for obtaining cultures of and antibiotic therapy for pressure ulcers
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 
Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as
(1) content is not changed, 
(2) no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication, 
(3) authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and 
(4) the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."
Content Categories: 
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Already Expired Email Date: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 10:54pm
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Suggested Citation:
Dr. Daniel Bluestein and Dr. Ashkan Javaheri. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Pressure Ulcers in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20620

Comments

Submitted by fwhitechu on

panafil no longer on the market

wet to dry should not be recommended at all -  not the standard of care, dessicates the wound, provides no moisture or bacterial balance.  whirlpool also unsanitary; no one does this

 

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