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Use of a Simple Three-Step Process and Prevention Algorithm to Protect Skin Shown to Reduce Pressure Ulcers
Date:2/25/2011

and protect skin. The Aloe Vesta® line of skin care products is appropriate for at-risk skin. The Sensi-Care® line of skin care products is appropriate for compromised skin. Additionally, DuoDERM® Extra Thin and DuoDERM® Signal® are appropriate for protecting bony prominences (e.g., sacral area of the lower back) where pressure ulcers can develop.

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(1) Kemmit H, Bowser J. Standard Algorithms Make A Difference at Maricopa Integrated Health System. Poster presented at 22nd Annual Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and Wound Healing Society Meeting; April 26-29, 2009; Dallas, TX.

(2) Lyder CH, Shannon R, Empleo-Frazier O, McGeHee D, White C. A comprehensive program to prevent pressure ulcers in long-term care: exploring costs and outcomes. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2002 Apr,48(4):52-62.

(3) Horn, S. D., et al., 2002; Whittington & Briones 2004; cited in Sanada, H., et al. 2010, p. 280.

(4) Zhan C, Miller MR. Excess Length of Stay, Charges, and Mortality Attributable to Medical Injuries During Hospitalization. JAMA 2002;290(14):1868-1874.ContactsAmy FirschingLynn GranitoConvaTec

Berry & Company908-904-2088

212-253-8881amy.firsching@convatec.com

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