Despite numerous efforts to prevent pressure ulcers, too many immobile patients still suffer from avoidable bedsores. The core problem here is that where patients with limited mobility are concerned, nurses often fail to recognise the time of immobility in good time. Future strategies for the successful prevention of pressure ulcers must therefore above all take into account the degree of mobility.
Medical Tribune, 48th year, No. 4, 23 January 2015, Walter O. Seiler