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Device related pressure ulcer

Pamela Clay, Casey Cruz, Keith Ayotte, Jeremy Jones, Susan B Fowler
PROBLEM: From 2014 to 2016, device related pressure injuries accounted for 62-81% of all hospital acquired pressure injuries. From January to June 2014, there were 5 BiPAP/CPAP pressure injuries noted, accounting for 3.579 injuries per 1000 ventilator days. In 2015, hospital data revealed that 26.5% of all hospital acquired pressure injuries occurred to prone surgical spine patients. METHODS: Collaborative teams including respiratory therapists and operating room staff were convened and crafted new strategies...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Jaap J van Netten, Peter A Lazzarini, David G Armstrong, Sicco A Bus, Robert Fitridge, Keith Harding, Ewan Kinnear, Matthew Malone, Hylton B Menz, Byron M Perrin, Klaas Postema, Jenny Prentice, Karl-Heinz Schott, Paul R Wraight
Background: The aim of this paper was to create an updated Australian guideline on footwear for people with diabetes. Methods: We reviewed new footwear publications, (inter)national guidelines, and consensus expert opinion alongside the 2013 Australian footwear guideline to formulate updated recommendations. Result: We recommend health professionals managing people with diabetes should: (1) Advise people with diabetes to wear footwear that fits, protects and accommodates the shape of their feet...
2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
Ji Seon Shine, Soo Jin Kim, Ji Hyun Lee, Mi Yu
PURPOSE: Interface pressure is a factor that contributes to the occurrence of pressure injuries. This study aimed to investigate interface pressure at common sites of pressure injury (occipital, gluteal and peritrochanteric areas), to explore the relationships among risk factors, skin condition and interface pressure, and to identify risk factors influencing interface pressure. METHODS: A total of 100 patients admitted to the intensive care unit were enrolled at a tertiary teaching hospital in Korea...
December 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
Cristiana Forni, Fabio D'Alessandro, Pina Gallerani, Rossana Genco, Andrea Bolzon, Caterina Bombino, Sandra Mini, Laura Rocchegiani, Teresa Notarnicola, Arianna Vitulli, Alfredo Amodeo, Guglielmo Celli, Patrizia Taddia
Hip fractures in the elderly are a serious problem for the health service due to the high rate of complications. One of these complications is pressure ulcers that, according to the literature, occur in 8.8% to 55% of patients and mainly arise in the sacral area. The present randomised controlled trial tests whether applying a new innovative multi-layer polyurethane foam dressing (ALLEVYN LIFE™), reduces the onset of pressure ulcers in the sacral area. From March to December 2016, 359 fragility hip fracture patients were randomly divided into 2 groups: 182 in the control group and 177 in the experimental group...
January 4, 2018: International Wound Journal
Julian F Guest, Graham W Fuller, Peter Vowden
The aim of this study was to estimate the patterns of care and annual levels of health care resource use attributable to managing diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) in clinical practice by the UK's National Health Service (NHS), and the associated costs of patient management. This was a retrospective cohort analysis of the records of 130 patients with a newly diagnosed DFU in The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database. Patients' characteristics, wound-related health outcomes and health care resource use were quantified, and the total NHS cost of patient management was estimated at 2015-2016 prices...
December 15, 2017: International Wound Journal
Ayişe Karadag, Seval C Hanönü, Evrim Eyikara
Nurses play an important role in identifying patients at risk for medical device-related (MDR) pressure injuries and preventing their occurrence. A prospective, descriptive study was conducted across 6 hospitals in Ankara, Turkey between December 2014 and June 2015 to assess nursing perceptions about and interventions used for the pre- vention of MDR pressure ulcers. A questionnaire was used to collect demographic information and data on experience with MDR pressure ulcers; in addition, participants completed a Nursing Interventions Form that included 10 statements regarding basic nursing interventions to prevent MDR pressure ulcers; answer options were I perform, I partly perform, I do not perform...
October 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
Michel Luciano Holger Toledano Vaena, João Paulo Sinnecker, Bruno Benedetti Pinto, Mario Fritsch Toros Neves, Fernando Serra-Guimarães, Ruy Garcia Marques
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the effects of increasing pressures on the cutaneous blood flow in the skin of pigs. METHODS: we conducted an experimental study in pigs submitted to subcutaneous magnetic implants (n=30). After healing, were applied external magnets with varying magnetic forces to the skin, generating compression. We evaluated the cutaneous circulation of the skin under compression by the Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging (LSCI) technique. We measured the depth of the implants by ultrasonography, and applied computational simulations to the calculation of the different pressure values, considering the different distances between implants and external magnets...
September 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
Michael Clark, Martin J Semple, Nicola Ivins, Kirsten Mahoney, Keith Harding
OBJECTIVE: The Chief Nurse National Health Service Wales initiated a national survey of acute and community hospital patients in Wales to identify the prevalence of pressure ulcers and incontinence-associated dermatitis. METHODS: Teams of two nurses working independently assessed the skin of each inpatient who consented to having their skin observed. RESULTS: Over 28 September 2015 to 2nd October 2015, 8365 patients were assessed across 66 hospitals with 748 (8...
August 21, 2017: BMJ Open
William Jeffcoate, Frances Game, Vivienne Turtle-Savage, Alison Musgrove, Patricia Price, Wei Tan, Lucy Bradshaw, Alan Montgomery, Deborah Fitzsimmons, Angela Farr, Thomas Winfield, Ceri Phillips
BACKGROUND: Ulcers of the foot in people with diabetes mellitus are slow to heal and result in considerable cost and patient suffering. The prognosis is worst for ulcers of the heel. OBJECTIVE: To assess both the clinical effectiveness and the cost-effectiveness of lightweight fibreglass casts in the management of heel ulcers. DESIGN: A pragmatic, multicentre, parallel, observer-blinded randomised controlled trial. A central randomisation centre used a computer-generated random number sequence to allocate participants to groups...
May 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
Maggie J Westby, Jo C Dumville, Marta O Soares, Nikki Stubbs, Gill Norman
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores, decubitus ulcers and pressure injuries, are localised areas of injury to the skin or the underlying tissue, or both. Dressings are widely used to treat pressure ulcers and promote healing, and there are many options to choose from including alginate, hydrocolloid and protease-modulating dressings. Topical agents have also been used as alternatives to dressings in order to promote healing.A clear and current overview of all the evidence is required to facilitate decision-making regarding the use of dressings or topical agents for the treatment of pressure ulcers...
June 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Kazuko Shem, Samantha J Sechrist, Eleanor Loomis, Linda Isaac
BACKGROUND: Individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) must often travel long distances to see a rehabilitation specialist. While telemedicine (TM) for pressure ulcer management has been used in this population, real-time video telecommunication using iPad has never been described. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to provide specialized care for persons with SCI through TM consultation expediently in order to address medical needs, manage secondary complications, and to improve quality of life (QoL) of individuals with SCI...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
Tamara L Vos-Draper, Melissa M B Morrow
A PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review was to (1) assess the factors related to the occurrence of pressure injuries in people with a spinal cord injury (SCI), (2) review methods of pressure injury prevention, and (3) examine compensatory technologies developed to promote in-seat movement to reduce the risk of pressure injuries. B RECENT FINDINGS: Risk factors for seating-related pressure injuries are well documented, yet, ulceration remains a daily concern for individuals with SCI...
December 2016: Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports
Angela B Whitley, Rachel M Nygaard, Frederick W Endorf
Facial burns are extremely common in the burn population, as is the need for endotracheal intubation. However, securing the endotracheal tube in these patients can be difficult. Our institution's historically preferred method of securing tubes with twill tape was effective but had a high rate of device-related pressure ulcers. The introduction of new silicone pressure-reducing strips for use in conjunction with twill tape was effective in reducing the incidence of pressure ulcers in this patient population from 21% to 5% (P = ...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
Ju Mizuno, Toru Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers (PUs) in the sacral region can be a complication of surgical procedures performed in the lithotomy position. Previous reports have noted a difference between men and women in PU development related to the supine position, and body weight and body mass index (BMI) have been also described as known risk factors in supine position-related PU development. The BIG-MAT(®) system is a noninvasive pressure distribution measurement device used to measure external pressure (EP)...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
Matthew Dryden
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The global burden of disease in skin and soft tissue lesions is enormous. Many chronic, poorly healing lesions get treated with antibiotics despite the lack of evidence for long-term antibiotics. There is a global antibiotic resistance crisis driven largely by inappropriate use of large volumes of antibiotics. One solution is to reduce the selection pressure on bacteria by reducing the volume of antibiotic use in medicine, agriculture and the environment. There are few novel antimicrobials...
April 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
Giovanni Fuoco, Paola Di Giulio
. Economic impact of AFId management with modern management systems in Intensive Care patients: comparison between ICUs. INTRODUCTION: Acute fecal incontinence associated with diarrhea (AFId) affects up to 40% of intensive care unit (ICU) patients and may be responsible for pressure ulcers (PU). The FMS (Fecal Management System) though improving the management of these patients is not often provided due to its cost. AIM: To measure the costs of the use of FMS compared to routine care in three intensive care units (ICU) of Piedmont (Italy)...
October 2016: Assistenza Infermieristica e Ricerca: AIR
Z Ahmed, S M McHugh, A Elmallah, M P Colgan, A O'Callaghan, S M O'Neill, P Madhavan, Z Martin
Endovascular repair has revolutionised the emergency treatment of thoracic aortic disease. We report our 10 year experience using this treatment in emergency cases. A prospectively maintained vascular database was analysed. Patients' medical records and CT images stored on the hospital PACS system were also reviewed. Statistical analysis was done using IBM SPSS V21. There were a total of 59 thoracic aortic stenting procedures of which 33 (60% males with a mean age of 58 yrs) were performed for emergency thoracic pathologies: traumatic transection (n = 10), ruptured aneurysm (n = 6), non-traumatic dissection (n = 8) and penetrating aortic ulcer (n = 9)...
December 27, 2016: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
Farooq A Rathore, Faria Ahmad, Muhammad Umar U Zahoor
Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is used in patients with respiratory failure, sleep apnoea, and dyspnoea related to pulmonary oedema. NIV is provided through a facial mask. Many complications of NIV facial masks have been reported, including the breakdown of facial skin. We report a case of an elderly male admitted with multiple co-morbidities. The facial mask was applied continuously for NIV, without any relief or formal monitoring of the underlying skin. It resulted in a Grade II pressure ulcer. We discuss the possible mechanism and offer advice for prevention of such device-related pressure ulcers...
October 3, 2016: Curēus
Peggy Kalowes, Valerie Messina, Melanie Li
BACKGROUND: In critically ill patients, prevention of pressure ulcers is a challenge because of the high risk for multiple comorbid conditions, immobility, hemodynamic instability, and increased use of medical devices. OBJECTIVES: To compare the difference in incidence rates of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) in critically ill patients between those treated with usual preventive care and a 5-layered soft silicone foam dressing versus a control group receiving usual care...
November 2016: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Anna-Barbara Schlüer
While the problem of Pressure Ulcers (PU) in adults has received a great deal of attention, far less is known about PUs in neonates and children. The overall health status of children is generally better and multi-morbidity is limited to a small percentage of patients, like very low term neonates (born before 32 weeks of gestation age), newborns with congenital abnormalities, genetic disorders, perinatal distress syndrome or children with a limited immunity. Survival rates of both critically and chronically ill neonates, infants and children have improved dramatically in recent years, introducing new challenges for medical and nursing care...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Tissue Viability
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