Content Type: Online Article

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Skin damage prevention in the prone ventilated critically ill patient: A comprehensive review and gap analysis (PRONEtect study)

Anika Fourie, Maarit Ahtiala, Joyce Black, Heidi Hevia, Fiona Coyer, Amit Gefen, Kim LeBlanc, Steven Smet, Kathleen Vollman, Yolanda Walsh, Dimitri Beeckman Highlights Skin damage is a common hazard during prone ventilation Comprehensive but brief evidence-based practical guidance is not available More evidence is needed for prone positioning devices to prevent harm This work is […]

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Sex-specific differences in prevention and treatment of institutional-acquired pressure ulcers in hospitals and nursing homes

Andrea Lichterfeld-Kottner, Nils Lahmann, Jan Kottner Highlights Sex-specific differences in prevention of pressure ulcers were minor in hospitals and nursing homes More women at risk of institutional-acquired pressure ulcers were underweight, whereas more men were obese Women generally receive more special support surfaces View on Journal of Tissue Viability website

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Understanding the association between pressure ulcers and sitting in adults what does it mean for me and my carers? Seating guidelines for people, carers and health & social care professionals

Highlights Costs for the prevention and management of pressure ulcers have increased significantly There is limited published advice on seating and the prevention of pressure ulcers Publications and guidelines lack end user collaboration in their development A practical guide for people, carers and health and social care professionals has been developed

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Seating Guidelines – Understanding the association between pressure ulcers and sitting in adults what does it mean for me and my carers?

Abstract The aim of the publication was to develop a practical guide for people, carers and health and social care professionals on how the research and evidence base on pressure ulcer prevention and management can be applied to those who remain seated for extended periods of time. This publication was developed at the request of the […]

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