JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND SURGICAL INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE, vol.4, no.1, pp.9-12, 2014 (ESCI)
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JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND SURGICAL INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE
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Decubitus ulcer, Braden risk score, hospital, intensive care, PRESSURE ULCERS, PREVENTION
Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated:
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.