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Prevention of Heel Ulcers in Hip Fracture Patients
Lena McCubbin, RN, MS, CWOCN, CNS
Static air mattress overlay with ventilation holes was placed on the bed before patient reached unit from Emergency Department or within 8 hours of admission. No boots or pillows were use to elevate the heels; skin inspection occurred on each shift; turning, repositioning and early mobilization was implemented
- Prevention of Heel Ulcers in Hip Fracture Patients
- Convenience sampling of a hip fracture population on the Ortho Unit is examined for one year before and one year after intervention.
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