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Pressure ulcers are among the most common ulcers that occur in hospitals, nursing homes and in those who have limited mobility. They are associated with increased risk of infection, pain, and even death.  

Many of these ulcers are preventable (not all) and it is important to understand the risks factors for these ulcers and what preventive measures can be implemented by patients and caregivers to minimize their risk. Treatment of these ulcers requires a very broad holistic approach to care that is patient centered and consistent with goals of care.  

Listen in as Dr. Kim Petrone explains that it's important for the patient and caregiver to understand their nutritional status, their offloading plan, their dressings, and benchmarks for healing. Advanced treatment modalities such as Electrical stimulation and negative pressure wound therapy can also be used to treat recalcitrant ulcers.

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