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61. Pressure ulcers: evidence and uncertainty

Pressure ulcers: evidence and uncertainty Pressure ulcers: evidence and uncertainty - Evidently Cochrane Search and hit Go By November 13, 2014 // Most dangerous 6 words in English language: “We’ve always done it this way” David Barton (@Bartontd), Associate Professor of Nursing at Swansea University, threw this into the debate on Tuesday evening, joining me, WeNurses founder Teresa Chinn (@WeNurses @AgencyNurse) and many others for a on pressure ulcer risk assessment. We were asking (...) , is it time for a new way, time to ditch the Waterlows and Bradens, given the lack of evidence of benefit of such tools? Why change practice? A was updated early this year and showed that there is no reliable evidence that using these tools reduces the incidence of pressure ulcers. I blogged about it and nurses on Twitter started questioning their continued use, engaging in lively discussion in , back in March, with some considering trying to make changes, perhaps experimenting with assessing risk using

2014 Evidently Cochrane

62. Natural Sheepskins for the Treatment of Pressure Ulcers

Natural Sheepskins for the Treatment of Pressure Ulcers TITLE: Natural Sheepskins for the Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines DATE: 03 September 2014 RESEARCH QUESTIONS 1. What is the clinical effectiveness of natural sheepskins for the treatment of pressure ulcers in adults with impaired mobility? 2. What is the cost-effectiveness of natural sheepskins for the treatment of pressure ulcers in adults with impaired mobility? 3. What (...) are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of natural sheepskins for the treatment of pressure ulcers in adults with impaired mobility? KEY FINDINGS One health technology assessment report and two systematic reviews regarding the clinical effectiveness of natural sheepskins for the treatment of pressure ulcers in adults with impaired mobility were identified. METHODS A limited literature search was conducted on key resources including PubMed, The Cochrane Library (2014, Issue 8), University of York

2014 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review

63. Nurses under pressure: do risk assessment tools help prevent pressure ulcers?

Nurses under pressure: do risk assessment tools help prevent pressure ulcers? Nurses under pressure: do risk assessment tools help prevent pressure ulcers? | Evidently Cochrane sharing the latest Cochrane Reviews Search Main menu Post navigation by Tools to help assess a patient’s risk of developing a pressure ulcer have been in use for half a century, but do they actually result in fewer pressure ulcers, or do they take up nurses’ time which could be better spent with the patient? An updated (...) Cochrane review gives us the current state of the evidence. Barts student nurses learning the ‘Australian lift’ in 1983 Looking back on my nurse training in the 1980s, it seems that efforts to prevent pressure ulcers were a really basic, and essential, part of caring for our patients. Any new reddening of the skin was like a mark of shame for the nurse looking after the bearer of it. I remember sheepskin booties, creams, sorbo rings, a variety of mattresses and, for those particularly at risk, soft

2014 Evidently Cochrane

64. Nurses under pressure: do risk assessment tools help prevent pressure ulcers?

Nurses under pressure: do risk assessment tools help prevent pressure ulcers? Nurses under pressure: do risk assessment tools help prevent pressure ulcers? - Evidently Cochrane Search and hit Go By February 14, 2014 // Tools to help assess a patient’s risk of developing a pressure ulcer have been in use for half a century, but do they actually result in fewer pressure ulcers, or do they take up nurses’ time which could be better spent with the patient? An updated Cochrane review gives us (...) the current state of the evidence. Barts student nurses learning the ‘Australian lift’ in 1983 Looking back on my nurse training in the 1980s, it seems that efforts to prevent pressure ulcers were a really basic, and essential, part of caring for our patients. Any new reddening of the skin was like a mark of shame for the nurse looking after the bearer of it. I remember sheepskin booties, creams, sorbo rings, a variety of mattresses and, for those particularly at risk, soft pink and white squares

2014 Evidently Cochrane

65. Nurses under pressure: do risk assessment tools help prevent pressure ulcers?

Nurses under pressure: do risk assessment tools help prevent pressure ulcers? Nurses under pressure: do risk assessment tools help prevent pressure ulcers? | Evidently Cochrane sharing the latest Cochrane Reviews Search Main menu Post navigation by Tools to help assess a patient’s risk of developing a pressure ulcer have been in use for half a century, but do they actually result in fewer pressure ulcers, or do they take up nurses’ time which could be better spent with the patient? An updated (...) Cochrane review gives us the current state of the evidence. Barts student nurses learning the ‘Australian lift’ in 1983 Looking back on my nurse training in the 1980s, it seems that efforts to prevent pressure ulcers were a really basic, and essential, part of caring for our patients. Any new reddening of the skin was like a mark of shame for the nurse looking after the bearer of it. I remember sheepskin booties, creams, sorbo rings, a variety of mattresses and, for those particularly at risk, soft

2014 Evidently Cochrane

66. Pressure-relieving devices for treating heel pressure ulcers. (Abstract)

Pressure-relieving devices for treating heel pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers are areas of localised damage to the skin and underlying tissue caused by pressure or shear. Pressure redistribution devices are used as part of the treatment to reduce the pressure on the ulcer. The anatomy of the heel and the susceptibility of the foot to vascular disease mean that pressure ulcers located there require a particular approach to pressure relief.To determine the effects of pressure-relieving (...) interventions for treating pressure ulcers on the heel.In May 2013, for this first update, we searched the Cochrane Wounds Group Specialised Register; The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library); Ovid MEDLINE; Ovid EMBASE; Ovid MEDLINE (In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations); and EBSCO CINAHL. No language or publication date restrictions were applied.We included randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that compared the effects of pressure-relieving devices

2014 Cochrane

67. Patient lifts and transfer equipment for preventing pressure ulcers: a review of clinical and cost-effectiveness and guidelines

Patient lifts and transfer equipment for preventing pressure ulcers: a review of clinical and cost-effectiveness and guidelines Patient lifts and transfer equipment for preventing pressure ulcers: a review of clinical and cost-effectiveness and guidelines Patient lifts and transfer equipment for preventing pressure ulcers: a review of clinical and cost-effectiveness 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. Patient lifts and transfer equipment for preventing pressure ulcers: a review of clinical and cost-effectiveness and guidelines. Ottawa: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). Rapid Response - Summary with Critical Appraisal. 2013 Authors' conclusions There was no evidence in the literature searched pertaining to the clinical or cost-effectiveness of patient lifts

2014 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

68. Clinical and economic benefit of enzymatic debridement of pressure ulcers compared to autolytic debridement with a hydrogel dressing Full Text available with Trip Pro

Clinical and economic benefit of enzymatic debridement of pressure ulcers compared to autolytic debridement with a hydrogel dressing Clinical and economic benefit of enzymatic debridement of pressure ulcers compared to autolytic debridement with a hydrogel dressing Clinical and economic benefit of enzymatic debridement of pressure ulcers compared to autolytic debridement with a hydrogel dressing Waycaster C, Milne CT Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets (...) the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. CRD summary This study aimed to assess the cost-effectiveness of collagenase enzymatic debridement, compared with hydrogel autolytic debridement, for the treatment of pressure ulcers. The authors concluded that collagenase ointment was cost-effective compared with hydrogel autolysis

2014 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

69. Turning for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers

Turning for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers Turning for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers: OHTAC Recommendation. October 2014; pp. 1–12 Turning for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers: OHTAC Recommendation Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee October 2014 Turning for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers: OHTAC Recommendation. October 2014; pp. 1–12 2 Suggested Citation This report should be cited as follows: Ontario Health (...) Technology Advisory Committee (OHTAC). Turning for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers: OHTAC recommendation [Internet]. Toronto: Queen's Printer for Ontario; 2014 October. 12 p. Available from: http://www.hqontario.ca/evidence/publications-and-ohtac-recommendations/ontario-health- technology-assessment-series/turn-multisite-trial. Permission Requests All inquiries regarding permission to reproduce any content in Health Quality Ontario reports should be directed to EvidenceInfo@hqontario.ca

2014 Health Quality Ontario

70. Systematic review: The effectiveness of pressure ulcer risk assessment instruments and associated intervention protocols remains uncertain

Systematic review: The effectiveness of pressure ulcer risk assessment instruments and associated intervention protocols remains uncertain The effectiveness of pressure ulcer risk assessment instruments and associated intervention protocols remains uncertain | BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our (...) . Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here The effectiveness of pressure ulcer risk assessment instruments and associated intervention protocols remains uncertain Article

2014 Evidence-Based Medicine

71. Negative pressure wound therapy for managing diabetic foot ulcers: a review of the clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and guidelines

Negative pressure wound therapy for managing diabetic foot ulcers: a review of the clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and guidelines Negative pressure wound therapy for managing diabetic foot ulcers: a review of the clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and guidelines Negative pressure wound therapy for managing diabetic foot ulcers: a review of the clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, 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. Negative pressure wound therapy for managing diabetic foot ulcers: a review of the clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and guidelines. Ottawa: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). Rapid Response. 2014 Authors' conclusions The evidence presented in this report supports greater clinical efficacy of negative pressure wound therapy

2014 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

72. Natural sheepskins for the treatment of pressure ulcers: clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and guidelines

Natural sheepskins for the treatment of pressure ulcers: clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and guidelines Natural sheepskins for the treatment of pressure ulcers: clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and guidelines Natural sheepskins for the treatment of pressure ulcers: clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, 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. Natural sheepskins for the treatment of pressure ulcers: clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and guidelines. Ottawa: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). Rapid Response. 2014 Authors' conclusions One health technology assessment report and two systematic reviews regarding the clinical effectiveness of natural sheepskins for the treatment of pressure ulcers in adults with impaired mobility were identified

2014 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

73. Pressure ulcers: prevention and management

Pressure ulcers: prevention and management Pressure ulcers: pre Pressure ulcers: prev vention and ention and management management Clinical guideline Published: 23 April 2014 nice.org.uk/guidance/cg179 © NICE 2019. All rights reserved. Subject to Notice of rights (https://www.nice.org.uk/terms-and-conditions#notice-of- rights).Y Y our responsibility our responsibility The recommendations in this guideline represent the view of NICE, arrived at after careful consideration of the evidence (...) be inconsistent with complying with those duties. Commissioners and providers have a responsibility to promote an environmentally sustainable health and care system and should assess and reduce the environmental impact of implementing NICE recommendations wherever possible. Pressure ulcers: prevention and management (CG179) © NICE 2019. All rights reserved. Subject to Notice of rights (https://www.nice.org.uk/terms-and- conditions#notice-of-rights). Page 2 of 29Contents Contents Introduction 4 Key priorities

2014 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - Clinical Guidelines

74. Pressure ulcer treatment strategies: comparative effectiveness

Pressure ulcer treatment strategies: comparative effectiveness Pressure ulcer treatment strategies: comparative effectiveness Pressure ulcer treatment strategies: comparative effectiveness Saha S, Smith MEB, Totten A, Fu R, Wasson N, Rahman B, Motu'apuaka M, Hickam DH 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 Saha S, Smith MEB (...) , Totten A, Fu R, Wasson N, Rahman B, Motu'apuaka M, Hickam DH. Pressure ulcer treatment strategies: comparative effectiveness. Rockville: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 90. 2013 Authors' conclusions Pressure ulcers affect up to 3 million Americans and are a major source of morbidity, mortality, and health care cost. This review summarizes evidence comparing the effectiveness and safety of pressure ulcer treatment strategies. Final publication

2013 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

75. Pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention: comparative effectiveness

Pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention: comparative effectiveness Pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention: comparative effectiveness Pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention: comparative effectiveness Chou R, Dana T, Bougatsos C, Blazina I, Starmer A, Reitel K, Buckley D 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 (...) Chou R, Dana T, Bougatsos C, Blazina I, Starmer A, Reitel K, Buckley D. Pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention: comparative effectiveness. Rockville: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 87. 2013 Authors' conclusions Although risk-assessment instruments can identify patients at higher risk for pressure ulcers, more research is needed to understand how the use of risk-assessment instruments impacts pressure ulcer incidence compared

2013 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

76. Hospital report cards for hospital-acquired pressure ulcers: how good are the grades? Full Text available with Trip Pro

Hospital report cards for hospital-acquired pressure ulcers: how good are the grades? Value-based purchasing programs use administrative data to compare hospitals by rates of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) for public reporting and financial penalties. However, validation of these data is lacking.To assess the validity of the administrative data used to generate HAPU rates by comparing the rates generated from these data with those generated from surveillance data.Retrospective

2013 Annals of Internal Medicine

77. Mini Nutritional Assessment as a Useful Method of Predicting the Development of Pressure Ulcers in Elderly Inpatients Full Text available with Trip Pro

Mini Nutritional Assessment as a Useful Method of Predicting the Development of Pressure Ulcers in Elderly Inpatients To determine the usefulness of the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) and plasma amino acid analysis in predicting the formation of pressure ulcers (PUs) in inpatients.Prospective, observational cohort study with a mean observation period of 62.2 ± 86.4 days.Intermediate and acute care wards of a hospital in rural Japan.Inpatients with an average age of 85.0 ± 7.6 (N = 422).Mini

2013 EvidenceUpdates

78. Pressure ulcer treatment strategies: a systematic comparative effectiveness review Full Text available with Trip Pro

Pressure ulcer treatment strategies: a systematic comparative effectiveness review Pressure ulcer treatment strategies: a systematic comparative effectiveness review Pressure ulcer treatment strategies: a systematic comparative effectiveness review Smith ME, Totten A, Hickam DH, Fu R, Wasson N, Rahman B, Motu'apuaka M, Saha S CRD summary The authors concluded that moderate-strength evidence showed that healing of pressure ulcers in adults was improved with use of air-fluidised beds, protein (...) supplementation, radiant heat dressings and electrical stimulation. There was insufficient or no evidence of a favourable effect for any of the interventions on complete wound healing. The authors' conclusion is likely to be reliable. Authors' objectives To compare the effectiveness and safety of treatment strategies for adults with pressure ulcers. Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, EBM Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, DARE and HTA

2013 DARE.

79. Pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention: comparative effectiveness

Pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention: comparative effectiveness Pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention: comparative effectiveness Pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention: comparative effectiveness Chou R, Dana T, Bougatsos C, Blazina I, Starmer A, Reitel K, Buckley D CRD summary This generally well-conducted review concluded that commonly used instruments can predict which patients are more likely to develop a pressure ulcer. There were no clear differences in test (...) accuracy between methods. Advanced static support surfaces were more effective than standard mattresses for reducing risk of pressure ulcers. The review conclusions seem appropriate. Authors' objectives To evaluate the predictive ability of pressure ulcer risk assessment tools and the benefits and harms of interventions to prevent and treat pressure ulcers. Searching MEDLINE, CINAHL and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were searched to July 2012 for studies in English; full search strategies

2013 DARE.

80. The effect of oxandrolone on the healing of chronic pressure ulcers in persons with spinal cord injury: a randomized trial. (Abstract)

The effect of oxandrolone on the healing of chronic pressure ulcers in persons with spinal cord injury: a randomized trial. Anabolic steroids have been reported to improve wound healing.To determine whether oxandrolone increases the percentage of target pressure ulcers (TPUs) that heal compared with placebo and whether healed ulcers remain closed 8 weeks after treatment.Parallel-group, placebo-controlled, randomized trial conducted from 1 August 2005 to 30 November 2008. Patients, clinical care

2013 Annals of Internal Medicine Controlled trial quality: predicted high