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Pressure Ulcers

Facial ulcers in patients with COVID-19 admitted to ICU: review of the evidence

A multi-case research study approach, using secondary data, was used to critically analyse the development of pressure ulcers in COVID-19 patients admitted to ICU and nursed in prone position. A case...

The benefits of using a first generation SEM scanner versus an equipment selection pathway in preventing HAPUs

At the start of the PU improvement work in 2012–2013 there was a rise in reporting of all PU in acute sites, as was expected. Once improvement work started to identify effective strategies, a...

The influence of anaemia on pressure ulcer healing in elderly patients

Anaemia is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO)(2011) as a blood disorder in which haemoglobin levels are below 120 g/litre in females and 130 g/litre in males. This is a condition...

Patient expectations of pressure ulcer prevention in the NHS, healthcare demands and national policy: a critical commentary

Contemporary Government priorities in healthcare are published in the NHS Five Year Forward View (NHS England, 2014). PU care is not referenced explicitly within the document; however, a planned shift...

Static overlays for pressure ulcer prevention: a hospital-based health technology assessment

Our aim was to investigate the properties and consequences of implementing static overlays based on an observational study comparing AAM with two different types of static overlay. The results showed...

A clinimetric analysis of the Pressure Ulcer Risk Primary or Secondary Evaluation Tool: PURPOSE-T

The validity of a tool refers to how effectively it measures the phenomena it was intended to assess (Charalambous et al, 2018). In the case of the PURPOSE-T, validity depends on its accuracy in...

Pressure ulcer prevention in hospitals: a successful nurse-led clinical quality improvement intervention

Between 2010 and 2014 there was a focus on prevention of adverse events and patient safety at hospitals in Denmark. The Region of Southern Denmark—one of 5 regional health authorities—and OUH had...

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