Clinical outcomes using a low friction and shear garment in the care home setting

Stephen-Haynes, J. and Callaghan, R. (2011) Clinical outcomes using a low friction and shear garment in the care home setting. Wounds UK, 7 (4). pp. 76-84. ISSN 17466814 (ISSN)

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Abstract

This article discusses an evaluation of Parafricta® (APA Parafricta) undergarments and bootees undertaken in nursing care homes with 25 patients who had developed pressure ulcers of up to grade 2. The objective was to determine the effectiveness of the low friction garments in conjunction with current treatment. The results support the conclusion that low friction garments can assist in both the prevention and management of up to category 2 pressure ulceration for those who are unable to reposition themselves. All garments were provided by APA Parafricta, Hampshire, but no further financial support was provided.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Low friction garments, Nursing care homes, Pressure ulcers, Shear, clinical article, clinical effectiveness, decubitus, home care, human, nursing care, preventive medicine, review, wound dressing
Subjects: B800 Medical Technology
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2017 11:58
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2017 11:58
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2046

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