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Pressure Management and the Recumbent Person

  • Thomas A. Krouskop
  • Susan L. Garber
  • Philip Noble
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Abstract

As the mobility of a growing segment of our society becomes impaired through either trauma or advancing age, soft-tissue breakdown, or pressure sores, become an increasingly provocative problem. Preventing pressure sores in the elderly or in victims of trauma who suffer from reduced mobility requires a programme that successfully co-ordinates technological and medical expertise. Knowledge of pressure sore etiology provides a framework for designing a programme that adapts technology to the individual’s lifestyle.

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  • Thomas A. Krouskop
  • Susan L. Garber
  • Philip Noble

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