Pressure Ulcers

The use of pressure-relieving devices for the prevention of pressure ulcers in primary and secondary care RCN

“The main objective of the guideline was to establish the most clinically and cost effective beds, mattresses or overlays for preventing pressure ulcers. Source: The use of pressure-relieving devices for the prevention of pressure ulcers in primary and secondary care RCN

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Topical phenytoin for treating pressure ulcers

“Pressure ulcers are common in clinical practice and pose a significant health problem worldwide. Apart from causing suffering to patients, they also result in longer hospital stays and increase the cost of health care. A variety of methods are used for treating pressure ulcers, including pressure relief, patient repositioning, biophysical

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Assessment and Management of Pressure Injuries RNAO Guidelines

“Pressure injuries serve as a key indicator of the overall quality and safety of health-care organizations and facilities (Harrison, Logan, Joseph, & Graham, 1998). For example, in 2013, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI, 2013) published a two-year study on the prevalenceG of wounds using administrative data gathered from

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NPUAP Position Statement on Staging

“Recognizing that new research findings called for an updating of our 2007 staging definitions, NPUAP appointed a multi-disciplinary Staging Task Force to review the scientific literature and prepare refined definitions.” Source: NPUAP Position Statement on Staging 

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Comprehensive management of pressure ulcers in spinal cord injury: Current concepts and future trends

“Pressure ulcers in spinal cord injury represent a challenging problem for patients, their caregivers, and their physicians. They often lead to recurrent hospitalizations, multiple surgeries, and potentially devastating complications. They present a significant cost to the healthcare system, they require a multidisciplinary team approach to manage well, and outcomes directly

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A randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of soft silicone multi-layered foam dressings in the prevention of sacral and heel pressure ulcers in trauma and critically ill patients: the border trial

“The prevention of hospital acquired pressure ulcers in critically ill patients remains a significant clinical challenge. The aim of this trial was to investigate the effectiveness of multi-layered soft silicone foam dressings in preventing intensive care unit (ICU) pressure ulcers when applied in the emergency department to 440 trauma and

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A review of the surgical management of heel pressure ulcers in the 21st century

“Heel ulceration, most frequently the result of prolonged pressure because of patient immobility, can range from the trivial to the life threatening. Whilst the vast majority of heel pressure ulcers (PUs) are superficial and involve the skin (stages I and II) or underlying fat (stage III), between 10% and 20%

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Parafricta Bootees and Undergarments to reduce skin breakdown in people with or at risk of pressure ulcers

“NICE has said that Parafricta Bootees and Undergarments show potential to reduce the development and progression of skin damage caused by friction and shear in people with, or at risk of, pressure ulcers. Research is recommended to address uncertainties about the claimed patient and system benefits of using the garments.”

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