1. This article describes a pressure ulcer prevention program for those who sustained a SCI. The goal was to examine the correlation between positive lifestyle changes and the progression of pressure ulcers in individuals with a SCI. Results indicate that participants who showed positive lifestyle and behavior changes were motivated, had the ability to identify goals, and had support in their lives. Because of these findings, pressure ulcers improved or healed without surgical intervention.
Stage I pressure ulcer in the sacral area. Characterized by a breakdown of skin integrity in the epidermis, Stage I ulcers present with a superficial, reddened area. Citation: Niezgoda, J. A., & Mendez-Eastman, S. (2006). The effective management of pressure ulcers. Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Journal for Prevention and Healing, 19(1), 3-15. Retrieved from http://www.nursingcenter.com/lnc/JournalArticle?Article_ID=636557&Journal_ID=54015&Issue_ID=636556