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Healing Status of Pressure Injuries Among Critically Ill Patients in a Turkish Hospital: A Descriptive, Retrospective Study.

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Summary of "Healing Status of Pressure Injuries Among Critically Ill Patients in a Turkish Hospital: A Descriptive, Retrospective Study."

Evaluating the healing status of pressure injuries is important to planning medical and nursing care.

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Name: Wound management & prevention
ISSN: 2640-5245
Pages: 30-36

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