Tag Archives: Pressure Ulcers: Risk Assessment

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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Mortality Rate of Persons With Pressure Ulcers in Hospital: a Local Audit (Wounds UK)

Summary An audit was performed at an NHS trust over a 6-month period to examine the mortality rates of patients reported to have SCALE grade 2, 3 or 4 pressure ulcers in acute care. It was found that 44% of … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Updated Care of Older People in Hospital Standards (Healthcare Improvement Scotland)

Summary Revised Scottish standards concerning acute care of older people in hospital address all aspects of the patient care pathway, including initial assessment on admission, rehabilitation, care transitions and discharge planning. There are sixteen standards. Section headings comprise: Standard 1: … 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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A Selection of Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Recent reviews and meta-analyses about miscellaneous topics are listed below. Some of these articles are available freely. The full-text of the other articles may need a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access. The Bibliographic Citations Defina, … 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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