Tag Archives: Wounds (Pressure)

Dementia Assessment and Referral Statistics Update (NHS England)

Summary Dementia Assessment and Referral data collection has been mandatory since April 2013 for all NHS funded trusts providing acute services. Data collection statistics (supplied in Microsoft Excel format) have recently been updated to January 2014. Full Text Link Reference … Continue reading

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How Patients Develop Severe Pressure Ulcers: the Organisational Context (BMJ Open)

Summary The authors investigated the role played by organisational context at six sites in Yorkshire (England) in the development of severe pressure ulcers. Lessons concerning potential failures in the delivery of treatment, and some root-causes of sub-optimal care, are explored. … Continue reading

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Guidance on National Commissioning for Quality and Innovation “CQUIN” Payment Framework (Department of Health)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 10, May 2012]. Summary The Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) payment framework is intended to link a proportion of each service providers’ income … Continue reading

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Support Surfaces for Treatment of Pressure Ulcers (Cochrane Review)

Summary Pressure ulcers are treated by reducing the pressure on areas of damaged skin. Special support surfaces (such as beds, mattresses and cushions) are intended to re-distribute the pressure, but the relative effectiveness of different support surfaces was – and … Continue reading

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