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Using the 30º tilt to reduce pressure ulcersSubscription
There is confusion over methods and frequency of repositioning needed to prevent pressure ulcers, so this study compared a specific schedule with usual care
To what extent can pressure relieving surfaces help reduce the costs of pressure ulcers?Subscription
Pressure ulcers are costly for both healthcare budgets and individual patients. This case study estimated the likely savings from using pressure relieving surfaces
'There is simply no more room at this inn'Subscription
‘There is simply no more room at this inn’
Pressure ulcers are a major sickness burden, and cause reduced quality of life for patients. The high impact team reveal how to prevent avoidable skin damage
Staff at a hospital in South Yorkshire have designed a special simulation suit to help training in moving and handling obese patients.
The classic signs of skin damage are different in Caucasian and dark pigmented skin. Advice on how to identify pressure ulcers in dark skin is provided
Looking at posture and exploring the range of techniques and equipment that nurses can use to help prevent pressure ulcers in vulnerable seated patients
Exploring the risk factors for pressure ulcer development in vulnerable seated patients and interventions involving self-repositioning to minimise risk
Regular bedtime improves child developmentSubscription
Children with a regular bedtime perform better in a range of developmental measures, US research has found.
Pressure ulcer risk assessment Subscription
Early detection and preventive action are vital to reduce avoidable pressure ulcers