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Pressure Ulcer Prevalence in Bariatric Patients – Data From the International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence™ Survey 2009

VanGilder C, et al. | 2009

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This study of data from the 2009 IPUP survey focused on pressure ulcer prevalence by BMI and weight distribution revealed the following: the percentage of extremely obese patients increased from 18.3% to 20.6% in 2008-2009, 36% of survey patients have a BMI >30, and pressure ulcer prevalence is higher in patients weighing >300 lbs.



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Care Settings: All Care Settings

Clinical Focus: Pressure Ulcer Management

Content Type: Abstracts / Posters

Reference: VanGilder C, et al. Poster presentation: National Association of Bariatric Nurses Annual Meeting and Conference; November 4-6, 2009; Orlando, FL.