100 Years of Bedsores: How Much Have We Learned?

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Just over 100 years ago, an article was published describing a plan to treat decubitus ulcers that can shed light upon medical progress and current practices. Key prevention and treatment elements included a dedicated ward, staff continuity, frequent position changes and special surfaces, cleanliness, disinfectants, and dressing changes. The necessity of resource allocation and interdisciplinary collaboration was acknowledged. This article sheds light on not only how much we have learned, but also how far we have to go.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-141
Number of pages3
JournalAdvances in Skin and Wound Care
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2018


  • bedsore
  • centennial
  • decubitus ulcer
  • medical history
  • pressure injuries
  • pressure ulcer
  • quality of care
  • wound care


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