AbstractAims: To identify the point prevalence of pressure ulcers in anemergency hospital and in different units and to investigate the association between the presence of ulcers and demographic and clinical variables. Method: This is a cross-sectional, descriptive, and analytical study, held over a single day in a public hospital aimed at teaching emergency in a university course, involving 87 adults and elderly patients hospitalized throughout the hospital. A risk assessment was carried out for pressure ulcers and skin inspection of patients. Results: The point prevalence of pressure ulcers in the institution was 40%. The point prevalence was higher in the intensive care unit. An association was found between the presence of ulcers and a greater amount of drugs, as well as longer hospital stays and lower scores on the Braden Scale. Conclusion: The methods used for assessing the prevalence can be used by nurses in operational research to assess the problem context and also in scientific studies that allow the comparison of results in national and international contexts.
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