Patients' knowledge of and participation in preventing pressure ulcers– an intervention study
Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate a patient information pamphlet on pressure ulcer (PU) prevention using a descriptive, comparative pre‐ and post‐test study design. The patient information pamphlet ‘How can you help to stop pressure ulcers?’ developed by the European PU Advisory Panel in 2012 was implemented in two surgical wards in a university hospital. A total of 61 patients answered pre‐ and post‐test questionnaires. Patients assessed their knowledge of the risks, causes and ways to prevent PUs significantly higher after the intervention than before. Twenty‐eight patients (46%) reported that they had participated in PU prevention during the last 24 hours. The patients assessed the content of the PU pamphlet as useful, its language as quite easy to understand and its layout as good. Patients with a PU pamphlet during their hospital stay were more knowledgeable about and more active in their own care. It is important that nurses invite patients to be active partners in preventing PUs but also that they identify patients who need to have a more passive role. The PU pamphlet could be updated to increase its comprehensibility, meaningfulness and manageability for patients.
This study is ongoing and the results will be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal for publication. Ethics and dissemination: Ethical approval is not applicable, since this is an overview based on published articles. Protocol registration number: The protocol has been registered on PROSPERO under the number CRD42020161232.
The prospect of an increase in ageing population and incidence of diabetes potentially increases the number of amputees in the future1. Hip fractures in lower limb amputees have been reported sporadically in literature2. Amputees suffer from accelerated bone density loss regardless of their age and are at increased risk of osteoporosis and fragility fractures of the hip2,3. This also increases the risk of other co-morbidities such as pressure ulcers and infection if the treatment is delayed4. Hip fractures amongst lower limb amputees though uncommon, pose a management challenge with regards to the surgical approach and tec...
The objective of this study was to make surgeons aware of a potential pressure complication in posterior spine surgery for patients with hereditary spherocytosis (HS) and to present a plausible hypothesis for injury. Posterior spine surgery is common practice for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Common, less severe surgical risks include pressure ulcers; while rare, more severe pressure complications include rhabdomyolysis and compartment syndrome. In patients with HS, a familial hemolytic disorder with altered red cell deformability, it is unknown if their red cell disorder is an additional risk factor for pressure-...
CONCLUSIONS: The comprehensive CAP study landscape with structured case report summaries and randomized case-control studies allows the conclusion that CAP is safe, effective, and easy to handle for wound treatment. The utilization of CAP in addition to standard wound treatments is starting to enter routine clinical practice. PMID: 32997219 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Pressure ulcers (PUs) are both a common and devastating complication following spinal cord injury (SCI). Effective prevention strategies target higher-risk groups with more intensive interventions. The aim of our study was to examine if mechanism of SCI could be used as a predictor of PU development.
Pressure injuries (PrI), formerly known as pressure ulcers, decubitus ulcers, or bed sores, are one of the oldest documented medical problems. In the nineteenth century, Jean-Martin Charcot, a prominent French physician, described PrI and referred to them as “decubitus ominosus,” recognizing the presence of a PrI as an ominous finding. Despite major advances in prevention and treatment, PrI remain a major source of human suffering, particularly in the critical care environment.
Development of a pressure ulcer (PU) is a highly debilitating and costly complication associated with spinal cord injury (SCI). We investigated whether an association exists between sociodemographic variables and PU development beyond initial hospitalization within the SCI population.
Diabetic foot is a common ailment with poor limb salvage rate. The aim of our study was to assess the role of early intervention with adjuncts like negative pressure wound therapy and platelet-rich fibrin in management of these cases in low-resource settings.
Condition: Soft Tissue Injuries Interventions: Procedure: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy; Procedure: Conventional treatment Sponsor: Dow University of Health Sciences Completed
Authors: Janowska A, Papa G, Romanelli M, Davini G, Oranges T, Stocco C, Arnez ZM, Dini V Abstract BACKGROUND: Lidocaine hydrochloride is frequently used for management of painful wounds. This prospective, multicentre study examined the effects of 5% lidocaine cream on wound pain relief. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 78 patients with painful wounds treated with 5% Lidocaine cream for two weeks in two Italian Hospitals. Patients' perception of pain was recorded by, using the 5-point Visual Rate Scale and the 11-point Numerical Pain Rating Scale. All medications and adverse events were evaluated in a d...