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Foundations of Pressure Injury Prevention and Management: A Handbook for Care St


Foundations of Pressure Injury Prevention and Management: A Handbook for Care St

Immobility is endangering our patients! Right now in 2018, we are at a place where we know more about the prevention and management of pressure injuries (PIs) than ever before in medical history. In recent years there has been an exponential growth in treatment with a disproportionate lack of prevention of pressure injuries, making PIs our preventable global crisis. PIs are far more expensive to treat than to prevent. PI management costs in Australia are estimated at A$1.6 billion annually. We are not lacking in our ability to treat, our current failing is in our inability to prevent. By default, we are more interested in paying for treatment than investing in prevention. Be under no illusions, patients die from PIs.

  • ISBN: 9781370837175
  • Author: Charles Stevenson
  • Published: 2018-01-26 21:35:09
  • Words: 3113
Foundations of Pressure Injury Prevention and Management: A Handbook for Care St Foundations of Pressure Injury Prevention and Management: A Handbook for Care St