It is now recognised that Deep Tissue Injury (DTI) has a unique clinical appearance. None the less, there is a paucity of information on the specific risk factors associated with DTI as well as what influences their outcomes. The objective of this systematic review was to unearth and showcase current evidence on the epidemiological characteristics […]
During the height of the COVID pandemic my colleagues and I at the RCSI Skin Wounds and Trauma Research Centre were involved in two projects that involved preventing facial pressure ulcers, caused by PPE, in frontline COVID staff. This paper added further fuel to what was a global phenomenon, and one we must take learnings […]
Although great strides have been made to tackle hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs), there is a need for greater recognition of device-related pressure ulcers (DRPUs), including their causes, management and prevention. This consensus statement, an updated second edition, aims to continue raising awareness of these largely preventable injuries and, crucially, to stimulate action.