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Pressure Ulcers Nursing Homes | Infection Criteria

Purpose:

To identify an infected decubitus/pressure ulcer in a nursing home resident using the criteria of McGeer et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Dermatology
Emergency Medicine

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

L89

Description:

A nursing home or long term facility resident with a decubitus or pressure ulcer may develop an infection of the site. McGeer et al developed criteria for identifying these infections.

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