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Iatrogenesis in the elderly. Impaired skin integrity
Journal of gerontological nursing
  • Lisa Skemp Kelley, University of Iowa
  • Paula R. Mobily, University of Iowa
Document Type
Article
Peer Reviewed
1
Publication Date
9-1-1991
NLM Title Abbreviation
J Gerontol Nurs
PubMed ID
1880349
Abstract

Risk factors that contribute to pressure ulcer formation include immobility and inactivity, age, malnutrition, fecal and urinary incontinence, and a decreased level of consciousness. Gerontological nurses should collaborate with other health disciplines (eg, the physician, physical therapist, and dietitian) to plan and provide preventive treatment measures for the elderly person with potential for impaired skin integrity: pressure ulcers. Gerontological nurses must continue the development and refinement of tools with which to predict the degree of risk for impaired skin integrity, as well as use a consistent method of grading pressure ulcers.

Keywords
  • Aged,
  • Aging,
  • Geriatric Nursing,
  • Humans,
  • Nutrition Disorders/complications,
  • Pressure Ulcer/epidemiology/etiology/nursing,
  • Risk Factors
Published Article/Book Citation
Journal of gerontological nursing, 17:9 (1991) pp.24-29.
Disciplines
Citation Information
Lisa Skemp Kelley and Paula R. Mobily. "Iatrogenesis in the elderly. Impaired skin integrity" Journal of gerontological nursing Vol. 17 Iss. 9 (1991) p. 24 - 29 ISSN: 0098-9134
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/paula_mobily/41/