Clinical evaluation of Allevyn Gentle Border Lite™ within one health trust

Stephen-Haynes, J. and Greenwood, M. (2011) Clinical evaluation of Allevyn Gentle Border Lite™ within one health trust. British Journal of Nursing, 20 (20 SUP). S36-S42. ISSN 09660461 (ISSN)

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Abstract

This article outlines the financial cost of wound care and the importance of appropriate dressings to achieve both clinical and economic outcomes. A clinical evaluation of Allevyn Gentle Border Lite™ including 50 patients within one health trust was undertaken to assess ease of application, wear time, ease of removal, durability and patient comfort. An observation is made that wound care is complex and health professionals require a knowledge and understanding of the wound healing process, pain, dressing products, asepsis, microbiology, pharmacology, psychosocial factors, and ethics, and should possess good communication skills. A conclusion is made that the 50 patient evaluation demonstrates the flexibility of the Allevyn Gentle Border Lite, which allows for a secure fit, provides active fluid management in its control of exudates, may be applied to patients with fragile skin, thereby avoiding the need for secondary retention, and may be used on difficult-to-dress areas.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Evaluation, Financial outcomes, Foam dresssings, Pain experience, Quality, adult, article, bandage, economics, hospital cost, human, injury, national health service, nursing, patient satisfaction, public hospital, skin ulcer, standard, United Kingdom, Adult, Bandages, Great Britain, Hospital Costs, Hospitals, Public, Humans, Nursing Audit, Patient Satisfaction, Skin Ulcer, State Medicine, Wounds and Injuries
Subjects: B700 Nursing
B800 Medical Technology
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2017 12:00
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2017 12:00
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2062

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