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41. Characteristics of patients who are admitted with or acquire Pressure Ulcers in a District General Hospital; a 3 year retrospective analysis Full Text available with Trip Pro

Characteristics of patients who are admitted with or acquire Pressure Ulcers in a District General Hospital; a 3 year retrospective analysis The study aimed to characterize demographic and clinical practice factors associated with community (CAPU) and hospital acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU).A comparative retrospective evaluation of pressure ulcer data, collected from a district general hospital.Demographic and pressure ulcer related data were collected from patients at risk of developing (...) a pressure ulcer, collated by a single observer using a standardized tool. Comparisons were made within and between patient groups (no PU, CAPU and HAPU).CAPU and HAPU patient groups were significantly (P < 0·001) older, had extended lengths of hospital stay and were less likely to be provided quickly with a pressure relieving support surface than those with no PU. HAPU patients had a longer length of stay and a higher proportion of heel PUs compared to CAPU.

2016 Nursing open

42. Nursing documentation of pressure ulcers in nursing homes: comparison of record content and patient examinations Full Text available with Trip Pro

Nursing documentation of pressure ulcers in nursing homes: comparison of record content and patient examinations The aim of this study was to describe the accuracy and quality of nursing documentation of the prevalence, risk factors and prevention of pressure ulcers, and compare retrospective audits of nursing documentation with patient examinations conducted in nursing homes.This study used a cross-sectional descriptive design.A retrospective audit of 155 patients' records and patient (...) examinations using the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel form and the Braden scale, conducted in January and February 2013.The prevalence of pressure ulcers was 38 (26%) in the audit of the patient records and 33 (22%) in patient examinations. A total of 17 (45%) of the documented pressure ulcers were not graded. When comparing the patient examinations with the patient record contents, the patient records lacked information about pressure ulcers and preventive interventions.

2016 Nursing open

43. Systematic reviews on preventing pressure ulcers

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2016 Norwegian Institute of Public Health

44. Psychometric Properties of the Spinal Cord Injury Pressure Ulcer Scale (SCIPUS) for Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment During Inpatient Rehabilitation (Abstract)

Psychometric Properties of the Spinal Cord Injury Pressure Ulcer Scale (SCIPUS) for Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment During Inpatient Rehabilitation To assess the psychometric properties of the Spinal Cord Injury Pressure Ulcer Scale (SCIPUS) for pressure ulcer (PU) risk assessment during inpatient rehabilitation.Prospective cohort.Tertiary rehabilitation centers.Individuals (N=759) participating in inpatient spinal cord injury rehabilitation between January 3, 2012, and April 23, 2014

2015 EvidenceUpdates

45. Pressure UlceR Programme Of reSEarch (PURPOSE): using mixed methods (systematic reviews, prospective cohort, case study, consensus and psychometrics) to identify patient and organisational risk, develop a risk assessment tool and patient-reported outcome Full Text available with Trip Pro

Pressure UlceR Programme Of reSEarch (PURPOSE): using mixed methods (systematic reviews, prospective cohort, case study, consensus and psychometrics) to identify patient and organisational risk, develop a risk assessment tool and patient-reported outcome Pressure UlceR Programme Of reSEarch (PURPOSE): using mixed methods (systematic reviews, prospective cohort, case study, consensus and psychometrics) to identify patient and organisational risk, develop a risk assessment tool and patient

2015 NIHR HTA programme

46. Prevention of Pressure Ulcers and Skin Degradation in Wheelchair Users: Guidelines

Prevention of Pressure Ulcers and Skin Degradation in Wheelchair Users: Guidelines Prevention of Pressure Ulcers and Skin Degradation in Wheelchair Users: Guidelines | CADTH.ca Find the information you need Prevention of Pressure Ulcers and Skin Degradation in Wheelchair Users: Guidelines Prevention of Pressure Ulcers and Skin Degradation in Wheelchair Users: Guidelines Published on: October 7, 2015 Project Number: RA0810-000 Product Line: Research Type: Devices and Systems Report Type (...) : Reference List Result type: Report Question What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the management of heat and moisture in seating systems of wheelchair bound individuals? Key Message One evidence-based guideline regarding the management of heat and moisture for pressure ulcer prevention for wheelchair bound individuals was identified. Tags hot temperature, pressure ulcer, skin ulcer, wheelchairs, wounds and injuries, other miscellaneous topics, automated chair, cushion, decubitis, decubitus

2015 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review

47. Wound-care teams for preventing and treating pressure ulcers. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Wound-care teams for preventing and treating pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers, which are localised injury to the skin or underlying tissue, or both, occur when people are unable to reposition themselves to relieve pressure on bony prominences. Pressure ulcers are often difficult to heal, painful and impact negatively on the individual's quality of life. The cost implications of pressure ulcer treatment are considerable, compounding the challenges in providing cost effective, efficient health (...) service delivery. International guidelines suggest that to prevent and manage pressure ulcers successfully a team approach is required. Therefore, this review has been conducted to clarify the role of wound-care teams in the prevention and management of pressure ulcers.To assess the impact of wound-care teams in preventing and treating pressure ulcers in people of any age, nursed in any healthcare setting.In April 2015 we searched: The Cochrane Wounds Group Specialised Register; The Cochrane Central

2015 Cochrane

48. Negative pressure wound therapy for treating leg ulcers. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Negative pressure wound therapy for treating leg ulcers. Leg ulcers are open skin wounds that occur between the ankle and the knee that can last weeks, months or even years and are a consequence of arterial or venous valvular insufficiency. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is a technology that is currently used widely in wound care and is promoted for use on wounds. NPWT involves the application of a wound dressing to the wound, to which a machine is attached. The machine applies (...) a carefully controlled negative pressure (or vacuum), which sucks any wound and tissue fluid away from the treated area into a canister.To assess the effects of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) for treating leg ulcers in any care setting.For this review, in May 2015 we searched the following databases: the Cochrane Wounds Group Specialised Register (searched 21 May 2015); the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL; The Cochrane Library 2015, Issue 4); Ovid MEDLINE (1946 to 20 May

2015 Cochrane

49. Massage therapy for preventing pressure ulcers. (Abstract)

Massage therapy for preventing pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers affect approximately 10% of patients in hospitals and the elderly are at highest risk. Several studies have suggested that massage therapy may help to prevent the development of pressure ulcers, but these results are inconsistent.To assess the evidence for the effects of massage compared with placebo, standard care or other interventions for prevention of pressure ulcers in at-risk populations.The review sought to answer (...) the following questions:Does massage reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers of any grade?Is massage safe in the short- and long-term? If not, what are the adverse events associated with massage?We searched the Cochrane Wounds Group Specialised Register (8 January 2015), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (2015, Issue 1), Ovid MEDLINE (1946 to 8 January 2015), Ovid MEDLINE (In-Process Other Non-Indexed Citations 8 January 2015), Ovid EMBASE (1974 to 8 January 2015), and EBSCO

2015 Cochrane

50. Treating pressure ulcers: new evidence, continued uncertainty

Treating pressure ulcers: new evidence, continued uncertainty Treating pressure ulcers: new evidence, continued uncertainty - Evidently Cochrane Search and hit Go By May 29, 2015 // It’s not often that a pressure ulcer sets someone’s heart pounding, apart, perhaps, for the nurse who discovers that his or her patient has one. But this was the experience of , a current practitioner in geriatric medicine and wound care, on finding a copy of Charcot’s Lectures on the Diseases of the Central Nervous (...) System, first published in 1877 and with it ‘the beginnings of the modern “avoidable-unavoidable” controversy on pressure ulcers’. Practising in Paris, Dr Charcot and Dr Henri Brown-Sequard proposed differing theories about the mechanisms of ‘bedsore’ development but then, Levine notes, ‘pressure ulcers dropped off the medical map for over a century’. They’re firmly on the map now but there’s much that we still don’t know. The debate about whether all pressure ulcers are avoidable continues

2015 Evidently Cochrane

51. Treatment of pressure ulcers: a clinical practice guideline from the american college of physicians. (Abstract)

Treatment of pressure ulcers: a clinical practice guideline from the american college of physicians. The American College of Physicians (ACP) developed this guideline to present the evidence and provide clinical recommendations based on the comparative effectiveness of treatments of pressure ulcers.This guideline is based on published literature on this topic that was identified by using MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, EBM Reviews, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the Cochrane (...) , and infection). This guideline grades the quality of evidence and strength of recommendations by using ACP's clinical practice guidelines grading system. The target audience for this guideline includes all clinicians, and the target patient population is patients with pressure ulcers.ACP recommends that clinicians use protein or amino acid supplementation in patients with pressure ulcers to reduce wound size. (Grade: weak recommendation, low-quality evidence).ACP recommends that clinicians use hydrocolloid

2015 Annals of Internal Medicine

52. Use of the Braden Scale for Assessing Pressure Ulcer Risk in Acute Care

Use of the Braden Scale for Assessing Pressure Ulcer Risk in Acute Care Disclaimer: The Rapid Response Service is an information service for those involved in planning and providing health care in Canada. Rapid responses are based on a limited literature search and are not comprehensive, systematic reviews. The intent is to provide a list of sources of the best evidence on the topic that CADTH could identify using all reasonable efforts within the time allowed. Rapid responses should (...) Ulcer Risk in Acute Care: Clinical Evidence and Guidelines DATE: 30 January 2015 RESEARCH QUESTIONS 1. What is the clinical evidence regarding the frequency of administration of the Braden Scale for predicting pressure ulcer risk for patients in acute care? 2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the frequency of administration of the Braden Scale for predicting pressure ulcer risk for patients in acute care? KEY FINDINGS Two evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding

2015 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review

53. Repositioning for treating pressure ulcers. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Repositioning for treating pressure ulcers. Pressure, from lying or sitting on a particular part of the body results in reduced oxygen and nutrient supply, impaired drainage of waste products and damage to cells. If a patient with an existing pressure ulcer continues to lie or bear weight on the affected area, the tissues become depleted of blood flow and there is no oxygen or nutrient supply to the wound, and no removal of waste products from the wound, all of which are necessary for healing (...) . Patients who cannot reposition themselves require assistance. International best practice advocates the use of repositioning as an integral component of a pressure ulcer management strategy. This review has been conducted to clarify the role of repositioning in the management of patients with pressure ulcers.To assess the effects of repositioning patients on the healing rates of pressure ulcers.For this third update we searched the Cochrane Wounds Group Specialised Register (searched 28 August 2014

2015 Cochrane

54. Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians Full Text available with Trip Pro

Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians Treatment of Pressure Ulcers | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians '); } Sign in below to access your subscription for full content INDIVIDUAL SIGN IN | You will be directed to acponline.org to register and create your Annals account INSTITUTIONAL SIGN IN | | Subscribe to Annals of Internal Medicine . You will be directed to acponline.org to complete your purchase. Search (...) Clinical Guidelines | 3 March 2015 Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians Free Amir Qaseem, MD, PhD, MHA; Linda L. Humphrey, MD, MPH; Mary Ann Forciea, MD; Melissa Starkey, PhD; Thomas D. Denberg, MD, PhD; for the Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians Amir Qaseem, MD, PhD, MHA From the American College of Physicians and University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Oregon Health & Science

2015 American College of Physicians

55. Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians

Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians '); } '); })(); Sign in below to access your subscription for full content INDIVIDUAL SIGN IN | You will be directed to acponline.org to register and create your Annals account INSTITUTIONAL SIGN IN | | Subscribe to Annals of Internal Medicine . You (...) will be directed to acponline.org to complete your purchase. Search Clinical Guidelines | 3 March 2015 Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians Free Amir Qaseem, MD, PhD, MHA; Tanveer P. Mir, MD; Melissa Starkey, PhD; Thomas D. Denberg, MD, PhD; for the Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians Amir Qaseem, MD, PhD, MHA From the American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New York

2015 American College of Physicians

56. Pressure Ulcer Multidisciplinary Teams via Telemedicine (PUMTT): A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial in Long-Term Care

Pressure Ulcer Multidisciplinary Teams via Telemedicine (PUMTT): A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial in Long-Term Care Pressure Ulcer Multidisciplinary Teams via Telemedicine (PUMTT): A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial in Long-Term Care. March 2015; pp. 1–87 Pressure Ulcer Multidisciplinary Teams via Telemedicine (PUMTT): A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial in Long-Term Care VE RAC, J WONG, AS BROOKER, N MITSAKAKIS, M PAULDEN, B PHAM, S CARCONE, MD KRAHN MARCH 2015 This article (...) is repurposed with permission from BioMed Central Ltd. Stern A, Mitsakakis N, Paulden M, Alibhai S, Wong J, Tomlinson G, et al. Pressure ulcer multidisciplinary teams via telemedicine: a pragmatic cluster randomized stepped wedge trial in long term care. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014;14(83). doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-83. Pressure Ulcer Multidisciplinary Teams via Telemedicine (PUMTT): A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial in Long-Term Care. March 2015; pp. 1–87 Pressure Ulcer Multidisciplinary Teams via

2015 Health Quality Ontario

57. Use of the Braden Scale for assessing pressure ulcer risk in acute care: clinical evidence and guidelines

Use of the Braden Scale for assessing pressure ulcer risk in acute care: clinical evidence and guidelines Use of the Braden Scale for assessing pressure ulcer risk in acute care: clinical evidence and guidelines Use of the Braden Scale for assessing pressure ulcer risk in acute care: clinical evidence and guidelines CADTH Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made (...) for the HTA database. Citation CADTH. Use of the Braden Scale for assessing pressure ulcer risk in acute care: clinical evidence and guidelines. Ottawa: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). Rapid Response. 2015 Authors' conclusions Two evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding the frequency of administration of the Braden Scale for predicting pressure ulcer risk for patients in acute care. Final publication URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH

2015 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

58. Turning for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers: OHTAC Recommendation

Turning for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers: OHTAC Recommendation Turning for the prevention and management of pressure ulcers: OHTAC Recommendation Turning for the prevention and management of pressure ulcers: OHTAC Recommendation Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee Citation Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee. Turning for the prevention and management of pressure ulcers: OHTAC Recommendation. Toronto: Health Quality Ontario (HQO). OHTAC Recommendation. 2014 (...) Authors' conclusions For prevention of pressure ulcers in acute care, OHTAC recommends that a high-density foam mattress should be provided to all persons receiving acute care. For prevention of pressure ulcers in the operating room, a high-quality support surface (foam or gel) should be used during surgical procedures longer than 90 minutes. Strong evidence exists for using a gel pad for this population. For prevention of pressure ulcers in long-term care, a high-density foam mattress should

2014 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

59. Preventing pressure ulcers

Preventing pressure ulcers Preventing pressure ulcers Preventing pressure ulcers Centre for Reviews and Dissemination Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Centre for Reviews and Dissemination. Preventing pressure ulcers. University of York. Effectiveness Matters. 2014 Authors' objectives This issue of Effectiveness Matters (...) summarises the evidence relating to the implementation of interventions to prevent pressure ulcers in hospital and community care settings. The bulletin is based on existing sources of synthesised and quality-assessed evidence. Authors' conclusions Pressure ulcers affect around 5% of patients: but the majority of these may be avoidable. Pressure ulcers can become painful, infected and malodorous, reduce health related quality of life and increase length of hospital stay. Multicomponent interventions

2014 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

60. Preventing Pressure Ulcers: A Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial in Nursing Homes

Preventing Pressure Ulcers: A Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial in Nursing Homes Preventing pressure ulcers: a multisite randomized controlled trial in nursing homes Preventing pressure ulcers: a multisite randomized controlled trial in nursing homes Bergstrom N, Horn SD, Rapp M, Stern A, Barrett R, Watkiss M, Krahn M Citation Bergstrom N, Horn SD, Rapp M, Stern A, Barrett R, Watkiss M, Krahn M. Preventing pressure ulcers: a multisite randomized controlled trial in nursing homes. Toronto (...) activities as feeding, walking, and toileting. Final publication URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Nursing Homess; Pressure Ulcer; Wound Healing Language Published English Country of organisation Canada Province or state Ontario English summary An English language summary is available. Address for correspondence Evidence Development and Standards, Health Quality Ontario, 130 Bloor Street West, 10th floor, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 1N5 Email: EDSinfo@hqontario.ca AccessionNumber

2014 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.