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Managing heel pressure ulcers to improve quality of life

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A heel pressure ulcer on the foot of a patient wit A heel pressure ulcer on the foot of a patient with diabetes

This article focuses on the treatment of an elderly patient with a heel ulcer and how collaborative working between the patient, tissue viability nurse and diabetes specialist podiatrist can have positive patient and wound outcomes.

Patients are at risk of developing pressure ulcers particularly over boney prominences. There are a variety of intrinsic and extrinsic factors involved (Box 1).1


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