TITLE

Shock Absorbers for the Body

AUTHOR(S)
Allegretti, Ana
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
PN;Jan2010, Vol. 64 Issue 1, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the significance of selecting a wheelchair seat cushion for prevention of aspects of pressure-ulcer in the U.S. Pressure ulcers are lesions caused by undiminished pressure that can damage the underlying tissue, so clinicians are encouraged to collect data related to the medical history and clinical needs. It notes that pressure-ulcer risk assessment tool scale, Waterlow scale and others provide an objective method to identify the risk of pressure of ulcer.
ACCESSION #
45660012

 

Related Articles

  • Use of the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk at a school for learners with special needs. Swart, C. P. // Wound Healing Southern Africa;Dec2011, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p74 

    The article focuses on a study which aims to assess of the risks of pressure ulcer (PU) development on spinal cord injury (SCI) students. It investigates the effectiveness of the Braden Scale in predicting PU development for children with SCI. The study suggests the Braden Scale promoted an...

  • Packets make assessments easy for nurses to perform.  // Hospice Management Advisor;Jan2010, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p6 

    The article offers information on two pressure ulcer-related packets, containing tools and information to use for patients, used by nurses at Sullivan County Community Hospital Home Health and Hospice in Sullivan, Indiana for a risk assessment for pressure ulcers.

  • An evaluation of current risk assessment scales for decubitus ulcer in general inpatients and wheelchair users. Anthony, D.; Barnes, J.; Unsworth, J. // Clinical Rehabilitation;Apr98, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p136 

    Objectives: To study the components of two risk assessment scales for decubitus ulcer risk, Waterlow and Braden, and of the Chailey score for the same purpose. Design: Experimental study of patients at risk of developing decubitus ulcers. Setting: The West Midlands and Yorkshire. Subjects: One...

  • Best practices bring reduction of ulcers.  // Hospice Management Advisor;Jan2010, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p6 

    The article offers information on various practices adopted by the Indiana Pressure Ulcer Initiative that helped in reducing pressure ulcers including the performance of risk assessment within 24 hours of admission, the communication of results of risk and skin assessments to appropriate staff,...

  • The hazards of working in health care. Chester, Thomas J.; Fedoruk, M. Joseph // Patient Care;2/15/1996, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p94 

    Presents a list of occupational hazards for the health care professions. Blood-born pathogens; Concern on the resurgence of tuberculosis; Noxious substances used in health care.

  • Improving pressure ulcer prevention in a nursing home: action research. Kennedy, Margaret // British Journal of Community Nursing;Dec2005, Vol. 10 Issue 12, pS6 

    A study conducted in Sunderland investigated how staff in a private sector care home manage pressure ulcer prevention and what staff perceive to be the reasons why residents in their care develop pressure ulcers. It also identified how using a collaborative action research study design...

  • Section III: Prevention: what works and what doesn't.  // Pressure Ulcers: Recent Advances in Tissue Viability;2004, p57 

    The article introduces the third section of the book which discusses different interventions in pressure ulcer prevention.

  • Do pressure area risk assessment scales miss the point?  // Australian Nursing Journal;Dec/Jan2003, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p31 

    Highlights results of a study that examined the use of risk assessment scales in predicting the occurrence of pressure areas. Number of patients studied; Risk assessment scales used in the study; Reasons behind the inefficiency of the scales for use in preventive measures; Suggestion on the use...

  • AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes, and precautionary behaviors among emergency medical... Smyser, Michael S.; Bryce, Jennifer // Public Health Reports;Sep/Oct90, Vol. 105 Issue 5, p496 

    Assesses the AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes and precautionary behaviors among a random sample of Michigan-licensed emergency medical service professionals between June and August 1988. Identification of HIV transmission routes; Determination of potential exposures to HIV; Need to increase use...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics