Healthy Skin: Engaging the Team to Improve Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers
- Pressure ulcers. Thomas-Hess, Cathy // Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management;Sep/Oct92, Vol. 41 Issue 5, p37
Reports on treatment trends for pressure ulcers. Basic understanding of the skin; Risk assessment tool; Support system selection; Wound care products.
- Randomised clinical trial of ultrasound treatment for pressure ulcers. Riet, Gerben ter; Kessels, Alphons G.H. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);4/22/95, Vol. 310 Issue 6986, p1040
Presents the results of a placebo controlled trial of ultrasound treatment for pressure ulcers. Study of 88 patients in 12 nursing homes in the Netherlands; Problem with testing ultrasound treatment; Findings indicating the low therapeutic potential of ultrasound treatment for pressure ulcers.
- Four-step multidisciplinary approach to wound management pays off. Sacco, Maggie // Brown University Long-Term Care Quality Letter;3/13/95, Vol. 7 Issue 5, p1
Discusses a multidisciplinary approach to the management of pressure ulcers. Estimated cost of pressure wound treatment; Rate for facility acquired wounds; Prevention and staff evaluation of problem; Issues addressed by education program for nursing staff; Therapies used to treat pressure...
- Tube feeding for pressure sores--unproven intervention. // Brown University Long-Term Care Quality Letter;6/12/95, Vol. 7 Issue 11, p6
Focuses on an article in the `Journal of the American Geriatrics Society' which states that tube feeding may not be an effective cure for pressure sores in nursing home residents. Lack of evidence citing malnutrition as a risk factor of pressure sores; Conflicting literature on the role of diet...
- Pressure ulcer `staging' misused. Peck, Richard L. // Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management;Jan96, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p6
Comments on a paper by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) on the inaccuracy of pressure ulcer staging-Stage IV to Stage I. Findings.
- Bed sores can be treated with prompt, simple steps. Gannon, Kathi // Drug Topics;2/6/95, Vol. 139 Issue 3, p62
Presents guidelines for treating bedsores or pressure sores. Shifting of body position; Cleansing of sores with a saline solution; Evaluation of problems which hinder wound healing; Use of mattress overlays, cushions and special mattresses; Possibility of surgery.
- Wound care experts look into their crystal balls. Fuerst, Mark L. // Dermatology Times;Dec96, Vol. 17 Issue 12, p3
Focuses on developments regarding the use of topical agents, laser surgery and microsurgery in treating pressure ulcers. Factors needed to regrow skin; Uses of tissue expansion.
- Exercise Level and Health Benefits in Women Runners. // American Family Physician;9/1/1996, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p1067
Presents an abstract of the study `The cost-effectiveness of interventions for preventing pressure ulcers,' by G.C. Xakellis and R.A. Frantz, published in `Journal of the American Board of Family Practice.'
- Pressure Ulcer Treatment. // American Family Physician;4/1/1995, Vol. 51 Issue 5, p1207
Provides a comprehensive program for the treatment of pressure ulcers. Definition and staging of pressure ulcers; Considerations in pressure ulcer assessment; Nutritional assessment and management; Considerations in the assessment and management of pain in the patient with pressure ulcers;...
- Audit of pressure care in one health district. Stellman, J; Solanski, T // Age & Ageing;May94, Vol. 23 Issue 3, British Geriatrics... pP22
Studies the management of pressure sores in a health district in Birmingham, England. Prevalence of pressure sores; Practice variation in the assessment of patients and management of sores; Promotion of audit cycle; Age group of patients with pressure sores; Use of pressure sore relieving...