Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2017)
A study of the factors associated with risk for development of pressure ulcers
Author(s): Dr. Rakesh Ranjan Kumar Rahul, Dr. Bachcha Prasad
Abstract: The sample consisted of 142 patients aged 18 or older, admitted before midnight of the day prior to data collection, from a total of 316 beds distributed in 22 ICUs. Presence of at least one pressure ulcer per patient was 35.2% (CI 95% = 27.4-47.7). With regard to the participating institutions, at one of the hospital, all drafted ICU beds (02) were vacant at the time of data collection. Among the drafted beds, 67.0% (04) was vacant at another hospital and 44.0% (08 and 04) at two other institutions. At four participating hospitals, all drafted beds were occupied. The occurrence of at least one pressure ulcer per patient corresponded to 35.2% (CI 95%: 27.4-47.7).
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