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Preventing pressure injuries (bedsores) in the ICU: Protecting your loved one  
Abstract:  This handout explains what the healthcare providers in the Intensive Care Unit at University of Washington Medical Center will do to keep patients in their unit from getting pressure injuries, also called pressure ulcers or bedsores.
Author: Intensive Care Unit (ICU)/5E, 5SE
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2013, February 1, 2017
UWMC Availability:  Intensive Care Unit (ICU)/5E, 5SE; 5E (ICU/Critical Care Unit); 5SE (ICU/Critical Care Unit); 5SA (Intensive Care Unit); 6SA (Intensive Care Unit)
General Topics:  Hospital Stay; About UWMC
Specific Subject(s):  Pressure Ulcer
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Caregiver
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Unknown
Cost: Unknown
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