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Patients in intensive care units are usually at high risk of mortality, not only from their illness but also from a secondary complication such as pressure ulcer. Problems of the integumentary system are common can be severe. It can present itself as a life-threatening condition. A pressure ulcer is a restricted physical issue to the skin as well as fundamental tissue as a rule over a noticeable hard quality, because of pressure or pressure in blend with shear. The newer treatment modalities of cancer for the treatment of pressure ulcers incorporate the function of nourishment, pressure-discharge gadgets, for example, pads and sleeping cushions, cleaning the injury, debridement, streamlined dressings, part of anti-toxins and reconstructive medical procedure as an aspect of the therapy calculation for forestalling and fast recuperating cycle of these injuries. Hence the study aims to assess the effectiveness of prophylactic sacral care on prevention of pressure ulcer among pressure ulcer high-risk patients in the experimental and control group. A quasi-experimental design was employed with 60 samples which matched the inclusion criteria were selected by convenience sampling technique. Demographic variables data were collected by using a structured questionnaire followed by assessing the effectiveness of prophylactic sacral care on prevention of pressure ulcer among pressure ulcer high-risk patients by using the questionnaire. The findings of the study revealed prophylactic sacral care could significantly reduce the risk of pressure ulcer. Based on findings, further studies can be conducted to correlate the pre-test and post-test score of prevention of pressure ulcer among pressure ulcer high-risk patients between the experimental and control group. 

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Prophylactic Sacral Care Pressure Ulcer Pressure Ulcer High-Risk Patients

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Celina Deboral C, Kalabarathi S, & Parimala L. (2020). Effectiveness of Prophylactic Sacral Care on Prevention of Pressure Ulcer among Pressure Ulcer High-Risk Patients in the Intensive Care Unit. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(SPL4), 91-95. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11iSPL4.3745