Effects of friction and pressure on skin in relation to pressure ulcer formation

Leigh Toni Fleming, Pak Hung Leung

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Friction and pressure both have an effect on skin integrity; this chapter explores the scientific principles of pressure and friction and how they can contribute to the development of pressure ulcers. It goes on to investigate the effects they have in the role of pressure ulcers and also how understanding the basic scientific phenomenon can help reduce pressure ulcers through redistribution of pressure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovations and Emerging Technologies in Wound Care
EditorsAmit Gefen
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780128150290
ISBN (Print)9780128150283
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2019

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