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A nurse's aid to clinical selection of pressure-reducing equipment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11923717     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The selection of appropriate pressure-relieving equipment for individuals in the community is an important process in the prevention of pressure ulcers. The clinical decision is made by community nurses who are accountable for their actions and who therefore have to have clear rationale for the decisions they make. Risk tools are not a completely reliable or valid method of assessing patients. The current national guidelines (National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), 2001) are not specific in relation to the selection or choice of equipment. This article explores how these decisions are made.
J Stanton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0966-0461     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Nurs     Publication Date:  2001 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-29     Completed Date:  2002-05-09     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9212059     Medline TA:  Br J Nurs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S16-28     Citation Subset:  N    
Tissue Viability, Lansdowne Health Centre, Birmingham.
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MeSH Terms
Decision Making
Nurses / psychology
Pressure Ulcer / nursing*,  prevention & control*
Risk Factors

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