Prevention of Pressure Sores: Engineering and Clinical Aspects

1st Edition

J.G Webster

CRC Press
Published June 1, 1991
Reference - 260 Pages
ISBN 9780750300995 - CAT# IP595
Series: Series in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

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Summary

Prevention of Pressure Sores: Engineering and Clinical Aspects collects together material from throughout the literature. The book first discusses the causes of pressure sores and then describes warning signs and behavior to prevent the incidence of pressure sores. It also examines the numerous different devices used to alleviate and prevent pressure sores, including various types of seat cushions, hospital beds, complex pressure relief methods, wheelchair pressure reliefs, and other preventative methods. After comparing the accuracy of various methods of measuring pressure distributions using different types of sensors, the book discusses the treatment of pressure sores. It contains a large number of references, allowing readers to refer back to the important original work in the different fields of this subject.

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