TITLE

A review of the literature to determine the recommended nursing interventions aimed at decreasing the risk of pressure ulcer development in patients with spinal cord injury

AUTHOR(S)
Lavrencic, L.
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Wound Practice & Research;Mar2011, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background: Pressure ulcers (PUs) present a significant problem for patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) from the acute phase and onwards. Most PUs can be prevented if risk factors are recognised early and preventative actions are implemented. Recognising risk factors is critical for successful prevention. Method: Analysis of PU risk factors in persons with SCI, literature review published from 2005 to 2010. Results: This analysis identified multiple factors for PU development, including lifestyle factors and biomechanical factors with a focus on changes to skin physiology following SCI and the effect of pressure loading on skin over time. Additional studies are required to improve the level of available evidence. The results of this review revealed that it is crucial for health professionals to be aware of PU risk factors so that timely and appropriate prevention and intervention can be implemented.
ACCESSION #
60485162

 

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