Prevention and managament of pressure ulcers: Support surfaces

Moore, Z. and Haynes, J.S. and Callaghan, R. (2014) Prevention and managament of pressure ulcers: Support surfaces. British Journal of Nursing, 23 (SUPPL.). S36-S43. ISSN 09660461 (ISSN)

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Pressure ulcers are a common and debilitating problem in health care, impacting negatively on health-related quality of life and compounding challenges in achieving patient safety targets. Pressure ulcer prevention is a multidisciplinary team effort, involving a myriad of interventions, such as nutrition, skin care and repositioning. This article discusses the factors influencing pressure ulcer development, and then elaborates on the principles of prevention. This is followed by a focused discussion on the use of redistribution devices and the importance of the cover of such equipment in contributing to achieving good standards in prevention. © 2014 MA Healthcare Ltd.

Item Type: Article
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April 2014Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: Friction, Pressure ulcer prevention, Redistribution, Shear, Support surfaces, article, bed, decubitus, friction, human, protective equipment, risk factor, Beds, Friction, Humans, Pressure Ulcer, Protective Devices, Risk Factors
Subjects: CAH02 - subjects allied to medicine > CAH02-04 - nursing and midwifery > CAH02-04-01 - nursing (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Social Care, Health and Related Research (C-SHARR)
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2017 10:19
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 17:15

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