The use of specialty support surfaces can be clinically beneficial for at-risk patients, but can prove costly if their use is not closely monitored. A decision tree can guide health care providers in selecting the most appropriate support surface based on the patient's condition. The process used by one medical center to develop and test a decision tree for specialty support surfaces selection is described.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Pages (from-to)||239-245, 248|
|Journal||Medsurg nursing : official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses|
|State||Published - Aug 1999|
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