Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Clinical Aspects of Pressure Sores

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. James Robertson, Ian Swain Gaywood
      Pages 3-13
    3. J. T. Scales
      Pages 15-26
    4. Rosemary A. Crow, Michael Clark
      Pages 43-52
  3. Experiences in Various Clinical Disciplines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Christopher Bulstrode
      Pages 55-64
    3. M. Bliss
      Pages 65-80
    4. George Cochrane
      Pages 81-96
    5. J. R. Silver
      Pages 97-115
    6. Christopher Khoo, Bruce N. Bailey
      Pages 117-138
  4. Scientific Aspects of Pressure Sores

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Terence J. Ryan
      Pages 141-152
    3. C. C. Michel, Hilary Gillott
      Pages 153-163
    4. A. W. Goode
      Pages 165-175
    5. Steven I. Reger, Thomas F. McGovern, Kao Chi Chung
      Pages 177-190

About this book


The incidence of pressure sores is a major problem to an ever-aging society, and affects over five per cent of the hospital population. Preventive measures need to be found, and introduced. Pressure Sores - Clinical Practice and Scientific Approach discusses the why, where and what consequences. Written by internationally known specialists, it presents current scientific understanding for clinicians, paramedics, nurses and biomedical engineers. Preventive measures are emphasised throughout, and the clinical problems and technical solutions to monitor subjects at risk are discussed from a number of viewpoints.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Dan L. Bader
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Materials, Queen Mary CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pressure Sores - Clinical Practice and Scientific Approach
  • Editors Dan L Bader
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1990
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-46178-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-10130-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-10128-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 283
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Nursing
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