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A new evidence- and consensus-based algorithm designed by the Mt. Laurel, N.J.-based Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society provides guidance for clinicians to pick support surfaces to match individual patient needs, according to a news release.

The new tool is published in the Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing, and it has undergone content validation.

“We are pleased to offer this new tool to the nursing community,” WOCN Society Executive Vice President, Nicolette Zuecca, MPA, CAE, said in the release. “Support surfaces are an integral component of pressure ulcer prevention and treatment, and we are confident that this algorithm will serve as an oft-used point of reference for clinicians.”

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