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Pressure ulcer

Using a prognostic medical device for early identification of pressure ulcers: protocol for study design

Designing a randomised trial to ascertain whether a medical device reduces the incidence of PUs through earlier adoption of preventive measures is challenging. This is largely because there is...

Improving knowledge of continence care to prevent skin damage associated with incontinence

This improvement programme was deemed exempt from ethics review according to local Trust policy.

Pressure ulcer prevention, patient positioning and protective equipment

A PU has been defined as ‘localised injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear. A number of contributing...

Deep tissue injury: a narrative review on the aetiology of a controversial wound

‘purple or maroon localized area of discoloured intact skin or blood-filled blister due to damage of underlying soft tissue from pressure and/or shear. The area may be preceded by tissue that is...

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...

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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