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A cost-effective pressure damage prevention strategy.
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PMID:  21471901     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
This article describes the development of a pressure ulcer prevention strategy, with the aim of establishing if the implementation of best practice would impact on the incidence of pressure ulcers in a healthcare setting. The strategy was piloted in a large 78-bedded nursing home. A full audit of the patients' notes and existing care pathways was conducted in order to inform the structure of the prevention plan. It was found that there were no protocols for the use of Cavilon barrier products and that it was not part of a standard care pathway. A prevention strategy was designed based on these findings and an education package delivered to all staff. Training in the appropriate use of Aderma (TM) Dermal Pads was also provided so that they could be put in place as an early preventative measure in patients at risk of pressure damage or those showing the symptoms. The results of the study showed that by establishing a best practice care pathway, the incidence of pressure ulcers could be reduced.
Jenny Large
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0966-0461     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Nurs     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9212059     Medline TA:  Br J Nurs     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  22-5     Citation Subset:  N    
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