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Level of preparation for preventive procedures and pressure ulcer treatment in health care units from the Kujawsko-Pomorski region.
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PMID:  18229638     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: Prevention of pressure ulcer development is one of the most important tasks of chronic diseases management. This diseases are the risk factors of pressure ulcer development. The effectiveness of prevention depends on medical staff work organization, material resources (e.g. dressings), training system and education. The aim of the study was to asses the level of preparation for prevention activities, risk assesment, pressure ulcer treatment and documentation in health care units from Kujawsko-Pomorski region.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was based on the questionnaire and was performed in 21 health care units. We assesed basic equipment of 1060 beds from internal, neurological and long-term care wards.
RESULTS: The highest risk of pressure ulcer development was identified in neurological wards. Hospitalisation longer than 10 days increases the risk. The highest morbidity was presented in long-term care wards. In 50% of hospitals there was a lack of equipment and materials used for pressure ulcer management and prevention, especially pressure-reducing matresses.
CONCLUSIONS: Hospitals are not well performed for effective prevention and management of pressure ulcers.
L Dopierała; M T Szewczyk; K Cierzniakowska; J Cwajda; A Popow; M Wyrzykowska
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in medical sciences     Volume:  52 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1896-1126     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Med Sci     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-30     Completed Date:  2008-03-04     Revised Date:  2011-10-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101276222     Medline TA:  Adv Med Sci     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  81-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery Nursing of Collegium Medicum, Bydgoszcz of Nicolas Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Hospitals / standards*
Patients' Rooms
Pressure Ulcer / epidemiology,  prevention & control*,  therapy*
Risk Assessment

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