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Treating pressure ulcers: New evidence, continued uncertainty


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  • Website: Evidently Cochrane
  • Resource type: Blog

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Gauze dressings should not be used to treat pressure ulcers (bed sores). Other options include alginate dressings, hydrogel dressings, and negative pressure wound therapy. More evidence is needed about which options are best to improve pain and reduce complications. Research should measure outcomes that matter to patients and carers as well as health professionals.


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Rated on: 6/6/2017 11:46:34 AM

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