Tag Archives: Decubitus Ulcers

Counter-Intuitive Evidence on the Efficacy of Education for Healthcare Professionals in the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers (Cochrane Database / NHS Improvement)

Summary Conventional wisdom would suggest that education and training of healthcare staff must be of some practical benefit for the prevention of pressure ulcers. In the real world it may well do so, who knows, but a Cochrane Review has … Continue reading

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Towards Harm-Free Care: Modifiable Hospitalisation Risk Factors (Journal of the American Geriatrics Society / HSCIC / BBC News / National Health Executive / NHS England)

Summary A recent study in the USA found 41% of patients over the age of 70 years who were hospitalised with acute conditions were discharged with lower levels of function compared with when they were admitted to hospital. A number … Continue reading

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Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline (American College of Physicians Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers / Annals of Internal Medicine / Wounds UK)

Summary The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued a clinical guideline on risk assessment and prevention for pressure ulcers. Two related articles, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, cover recommendations for the prevention of pressure ulcers, and assess the … Continue reading

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Review of Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) in Care Homes (BMC Geriatrics)

Summary This review attempts to map the literature generated from research in care homes. The authors performed a systematic mapping review, looking specifically into the evidence-base from randomised controlled trials conducted in care homes. Of the 291 articles reviewed in full, most … Continue reading

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Pressure Ulcer Treatment Strategies: Comparative Effectiveness (AHRQ / Annals of Internal Medicine)

Summary A high quality systematic review has been published recently on the treatment of pressure ulcers. Readers may opt to read either the study report in full, or a summary version (two articles) in the Annals of Internal Medicine. “Moderate-strength … Continue reading

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Potentially Preventable Complications in Hospitalised Dementia Patients: Urinary Tract Infections, Pressure Sores, Pneumonia and Delirium (BMJ Open)

Summary This article reports on work to identify the rates of potentially preventable complications for dementia patients, compared with non-dementia patients, using hospital discharge data from New South Wales (Australia) in 2006/2007. It was found that surgical dementia patients had higher … Continue reading

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