A study of the factors associated with risk for development of pressure ulcers
Dr. Rakesh Ranjan Kumar Rahul, Dr. Bachcha Prasad
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).
Dr. Rakesh Ranjan Kumar Rahul, Dr. Bachcha Prasad. A study of the factors associated with risk for development of pressure ulcers. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2017, Pages 147-151