Instituting pressure-relieving surfaces helps to prevent pressure ulcers
in the OR and meets one of The Joint Commission's 2008 patient safety goals
A cocreator of F-Tag #314, Lyder thinks nursing home staff have to be honest with themselves about the nature of pressure ulcer
Predictive validity of the Braden scale and nurse perception in identifying pressure ulcer
LOS ANGELES -- A new clinical study spearheaded by the dean of the UCLA School of Nursing has found a direct correlation between pressure ulcers
- commonly known as "bed sores" - and patient mortality and increased hospitalization.
INNOVATIONS IN PRESSURE ULCER
RELIEF PRODUCTS II-15 Unique Mapping System to Prevent Ulcers II-15 Wearable Sensors to Lower Risk of Ulcers II-15 Therapeutic Mattresses to Reduce Ulcer Incidence II-16 High Density Foam Mattress to Increase Patient Repositioning Time II-16 University of Bolton Develops Novel Cushion for Wheelchair Users II-16 Bari-Gel(TM) - An Advanced Cushion for Bariatric Wheelchair Patients II-16 Imaging Technologies to Assist in Early Detection of Ulcers II-16
3) Many other developed nations use pressure ulcer
incidence as a formal or informal indicator of quality of care.
After determining pressure ulcer
risk, caregivers are instructed to "monitor the impact of the interventions, and CO modify, the interventions as appropriate" (p.
Staff from across the hospital were invited to a launch event where they were asked to make a personal commitment to reduce incidences of pressure ulcers
Nigel Broad, senior charge nurse on Anglesey ward, said: "When we first set up this project our aim was to decrease our incidence of pressure ulcers
by 50% for every 1,000 patient bed days.
The prevention section details what makes patients vulnerable to pressure ulcers
, such as long-term contact with devices including nasal cannulae and tracheostomy plates.
She created guidelines for using the camera to measure pressure ulcer
wounds, which could objectively assess the effectiveness of treatment.
and, according to Medicare, each pressure ulcer
that is treated, adds approximately $70,000 in costs[sup.
These findings are clinically meaningful and potentially transformative in how we assess and prevent pressure ulcer
For the first time, the NPUAP has joined forces with the European Pressure Ulcer
Advisory Panel and the Pan Pacific Pressure Injury to develop new guidelines for pressure ulcer
care and prevention.
In the Netherlands, one per cent of health care expenditure is spent on pressure ulcer