Pressure ulcer prevention

Paulo Alves – The potential to develop pressure ulcers

By: Mölnlycke Health Care, July 9 2012Posted in: Pressure ulcer prevention

Paulo Alves answers the question: Should all patients be treated as having the potential to develop pressure ulcers? Where is the line drawn?

 

Mölnlycke Health Care, together with some of the world’s leading experts, hosted an outstanding symposium on pressure ulcer prevention during this year’s European Wound Management Association’s conference in Vienna. Immediately after the symposium, the experts Professor Michael Clark (Visiting Professor of Tissue Viability, Faculty of Health, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, United Kingdom; President of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel), Paulo Alves (Assistant Teacher, Health Science Institute, Catholic University of Portugal, Porto, Portugal), and Professor Cees Oomens (Associate Professor in Biomechanics and Continuummechanics, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands)  answered questions from visitors to molnlycke.com and less-pain.com relating to the role of dressings in the prevention of pressure ulcers.

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The views and opinions expressed in this video are those of the featured expert and do not necessarily reflect the position of Mölnlycke Health Care. The expert is a contracted key opinion leader for Mölnlycke Health Care.

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