The elderly remain one of the highest at–risk groups for pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers form due to the intensity and duration of pressure; high intensity leads to deep tissue injury (DTI). DTI pressure necrosis appears as purple or maroon tissue in tissue subjected to pressure and therefore is not always on a bony prominence. Prevention is focused on reducing the duration and magnitude of pressure. Treatment includes topical wound care including debridement, nutrition and pressure relief on the damaged tissue.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Skin Necrosis|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2015|
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