Category list : Pressure ulcers
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After involving a range of stakeholders, NHS Improvement has published new guidance on definition and measurement of pressure ulcers, to reduce disparities in reporting
A national campaign to end “pyjama paralysis” has helped reduce falls and pressure ulcers and cut the length of time people spent in hospital, according to an evaluation.
This article explains when wound cleansing is appropriate and how to select a cleansing solution. It comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it
Nurses in the UK carry out 180 wound dressing changes a year on each patient with a chronic wound, a survey has indicated.
A department at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that cares for frail and elderly patients is celebrating a 19-month stint without a severe hospital-acquired pressure ulcer.
Nurses must stop attempting to distinguish between “avoidable” and “unavoidable” pressure ulcers to help ensure all are properly investigated, says new official reporting guidance.
The first trial of a pioneering new skin damage scanning device in an end of life setting has indicated that its use by nurses can reduce pressure ulcers.
Nurses at the first hospice in the UK to trial a ground-breaking scanner designed to detect pressure damage say the device has helped them act sooner to stop ulcers developing and raises questions about the value of traditional skin assessments.
Nutritional deficiencies are one of the risk factors for developing pressure ulcers. As part of the Stop the Pressure campaign, NHS Improvement has published useful resources to help staff reduce patients’ risk
A senior tissue viability nurse plans to ditch traditional pressure ulcer risk assessment in favour of a hand-held scanner that can detect changes in the skin invisible to the naked eye.