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Strategies to improve the prevention of pressure ulcers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21140884     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article outlines the actions taken by one acute trust to implement evidence-based, best practice recommendations for pressure ulcer prevention. Initially, an exploratory study identified specific areas for practice development, particularly improving early risk assessment, intervention and focus on heel ulcers. Further actions included recruiting tissue viability support workers to promote a pressure ulcer campaign. Prevalence audit results demonstrated improved prevention and reduced prevalence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers by 6 per cent and heel ulcers by 4.9 per cent. Further work is required to ensure prevention strategies are consistent and documented.
Judy Elliott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing older people     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1472-0795     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Older People     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-09     Completed Date:  2010-12-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101084156     Medline TA:  Nurs Older People     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-6     Citation Subset:  N    
East Kent Hospitals NHS University Foundation Trust, Canterbury.
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MeSH Terms
Continuity of Patient Care*
Patient Admission*
Patient Discharge*
Pressure Ulcer / prevention & control*
Risk Assessment

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