5 Risk Factors for Perioperative Pressure Ulcers

The following five factors can boost the risk of intraoperatively acquired pressure ulcers, according to a study published in AORN Journal.

 

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1.    Critical illness
2.    A low Braden Scale skin assessment score
3.    Low body weight
4.    Male
5.    At least a 1°F drop in temperature during the operation

Researchers concluded preoperative nurses must take these risk factors into account while caring for surgical patients.

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