Topic: Pressure Ulcers

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Interventions, stakeholders and organisation related to pressure ulcer prevention for individuals with spinal cord injuries in transition from hospital to home – A scoping review

Highlights There is a discrepancy between recommendations and delivered care in pressure ulcer prevention in people with spinal cord injuries. Pressure ulcers cause missed opportunities for the most optimal life for people with spinal cord injuries. There is a potential for improvement in pressure ulcer prevention in the transition of people with spinal cord injuries. […]

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Comparative effectiveness of heel-specific medical devices for the prevention of heel pressure ulcers: A systematic review

Greenwood C, Nelson EA, Nixon J, Vargas-Palacios A, McGinnis E Pressure ulcers (PU) develop & heal differently to the heel compared to other body sites This paper reviews the effectiveness of all heel specific devices for the prevention of heel PUs Off-loading devices may reduce HPU incidence, but low-quality evidence reduces certainty Insufficient evidence of […]

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Incidence of pressure injuries in fracture patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Highlights Conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to analyze the incidence of fracture patients. Analyzed the most frequent body sites and stages of pressure injury for fracture patients. Compared the incidence of pressure injuries by age and by fracture type. Explored the risk factors which affected pressure injuries for elderly fracture patients. View on Journal […]

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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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