A Quick Guide to Pressure Ulcers
The CDC estimates that 2% to 28% of nursing home residents have pressure ulcers, a statistic which will not surprise wound care specialists. Unfortunately, in 2004 only 35% of nursing home residents who suffered from stage 2 or higher pressure ulcers received specialized wound care treatment.* The cost of adult hospitalizations for pressure ulcers in 2006 totaled $11 billion.**
It is vital that all wound care specialists, and any practicing clinician, learn the current best practices to ensure the positive outcomes for their patients. Look through the clinical, peer-reviewed resources below, and stay up to date on wound care recommendations and implement them in your practice today!