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The nursing supremacy myth in pressure ulcer prevention

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The nursing supremacy myth in pressure ulcer prevention

Miles Maylor
1 March 2006

For years, medical staff have laboured under the impression that nurses are the ones who know about ‘bed-sores’, wounds, and the horrible things that a doctor does not want to bother about. There are times, of course, when doctors think it is good fun to infuriate nurses by insisting that a patient with an ischial pressure ulcer should be sitting out all day in order to help him/her get better more quickly, and consequently be discharged home sooner.

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