Dressings as an adjunct to pressure ulcer prevention: Consensus panel recommendations

Black, J. and Clark, M. and Dealey, C. and Brindle, C.T. and Alves, P. and Santamaria, N. and Call, E. (2015) Dressings as an adjunct to pressure ulcer prevention: Consensus panel recommendations. International Wound Journal, 12 (4). pp. 484-488. ISSN 17424801 (ISSN)

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Abstract

The formulation of recommendations on the use of wound dressings in pressure ulcer prevention was undertaken by a group of experts in pressure ulcer prevention and treatment from Australia, Portugal, UK and USA. After review of literature, they concluded that there is adequate evidence to recommend the use of five-layer silicone bordered dressings (Mepilex Border Sacrum® and 3 layer Mepilex Heel® dressings by Mölnlycke Health Care, Gothenburg, Sweden) for pressure ulcer prevention in the sacrum, buttocks and heels in high-risk patients, those in Emergency Department (ED), intensive care unit (ICU) and operating room (OR). Literature on which this recommendation is based includes one prospective randomised control trial, three cohort studies and two case series. Recommendations for dressing use in patients at high risk for pressure injury and shear injury were also provided. © 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ICU pressure ulcers, Pressure ulcer prevention, Preventive dressings, Article, critically ill patient, decubitus, foam dressing, friction, high risk patient, human, intensive care, priority journal, shear stress, silicone dressing, skin injury
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Social Care, Health and Related Research (C-SHARR) > Quality of Care
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2017 09:30
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2017 09:30
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1824

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