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Medical device related pressure ulcers in hospitalized patients.
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PMID:  20561094     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Most pressure ulcers occur over bony prominences such as heels and the sacrum. However, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel recognises that pressure ulcers can also occur on any tissue under pressure and thereby can develop beneath medical devices. This article reports on results from a secondary analysis of existing data collected by The Nebraska Medical Center on pressure ulcer quality improvement initiatives and outcomes. The purpose of this study was to quantify the extent of the problem and identify risk factors for medical device related (MDR) pressure ulcer development in hospitalised patients. A subset of data collected during eight quarterly pressure ulcer incidence and prevalence studies (N = 2178) was created and analysed. The overall rate of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers was 5·4% (113 of 2079). The proportion of patients with hospital-acquired ulcers related to medical devices was 34·5% (39 of 113). Findings indicate that if a patient had a medical device, they were 2·4 times more likely to develop a pressure ulcer of any kind. Numerous risk factors for pressure ulcer development were identified; however, none differentiated between those with MDR and traditional pressure ulcers.
Joyce M Black; Janet E Cuddigan; Maralyn A Walko; L Alan Didier; Maria J Lander; Maureen R Kelpe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International wound journal     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1742-481X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Wound J     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-15     Completed Date:  2011-01-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101230907     Medline TA:  Int Wound J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  358-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2010 The Authors. Journal Compilation © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and Inc 2010.
College of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Academic Medical Centers
Cross Infection / epidemiology
Equipment and Supplies / adverse effects*
Inpatients / statistics & numerical data*
Odds Ratio
Pressure Ulcer / epidemiology*,  etiology*

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