Prevention of Pressure Sores: Engineering and Clinical Aspects, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Prevention of Pressure Sores

Engineering and Clinical Aspects, 1st Edition

By J.G Webster

CRC Press

260 pages

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Prevention of Pressure Sores: Engineering and Clinical Aspects collects together material from throughout the literature. The book first discusses the causes of pressure sores and then describes warning signs and behavior to prevent the incidence of pressure sores. It also examines the numerous different devices used to alleviate and prevent pressure sores, including various types of seat cushions, hospital beds, complex pressure relief methods, wheelchair pressure reliefs, and other preventative methods. After comparing the accuracy of various methods of measuring pressure distributions using different types of sensors, the book discusses the treatment of pressure sores. It contains a large number of references, allowing readers to refer back to the important original work in the different fields of this subject.

Table of Contents

The cause of pressure sores

Pressure distribution in tissue

Signs of pressure sores

Behavior to prevent pressure sores

Seat cushions

Other support surfaces

Complex pressure relief methods

Bladder pressure sensors

Conventional pressure sensors

Interface pressure distribution visualization

Accuracy of pressure and shear measurement

Behavior for relieving pressure

Other preventative methods

Treatment of pressure sores

About the Author

J.G. Webster

About the Series

Series in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Pain Management
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Physics