Pressure ulcers in cardiac surgery: Few clinical studies, difficult risk assessment, and profound clinical implications
International Wound Journal, EarlyView.
At best, high-tech alternating-pressure mattresses (APM) may offer"small but significant early benefit" in preventing pressure ulcers (PUs) compared with high-specification foam (HSF), according to a new randomized controlled trial (RCT).Reuters Health Information
Argentum Medicalâs antimicrobial dressings received an extra bit of validation after strong results from recent lab findings. The Geneva, IL-based companyâs Silverlon antimicrobial dressing was found to effectively kill Candida Auris (C. Auris), the emerging âsuperbugâ causing invasive, potentially fatal human infection in more than 30 countries, including the U.S. Argentum Medical commissioned Microbiological Consultants, an independent FDA-registered pharmaceutical testing laboratory, to establish if its metallic wound dressings can destroy C. Auris ...
Conditions: Stoma Ileostomy; Surgical Wound; Negative Pressure Wound Therapy; Postoperative Wound Infection Intervention: Device: Postoperative Negative Pressure Wound Therapy KCI NANOVA Sponsor: Michał Pędziwiatr Recruiting
Over the past week, I have blogged about some of the 2019 medical futility disputes that were resolved by the Ontario Consent &Capacity Board. Here is another one. In VB, the family of a 71-year-old patient refused consent to the proposed palliative treatment plan that included removal from ventilator. The CCB sided with the clinicians, finding that the substitute decision makers found it difficult to find that "death was a benefit for VB." The panel determined that "VB’s condition was irreversible and permanent and that she would not experience any quality of life that saw her aware of her surroun...
Journal of Wound Care,Volume 28, Issue 9, Page 576-584, September 2019.
Journal of Wound Care,Volume 28, Issue 9, Page 586-591, September 2019.
Journal of Wound Care,Volume 28, Issue 9, Page 593-599, September 2019.
AbstractAimPressure injuries as an indicator measuring the quality of nursing care and patient safety is a major health care problem worldwide. The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and behaviour of nurses in preventing pressure injuries.DesignDescriptive cross ‐sectional study.MethodsThis descriptive cross ‐sectional study enrolled 214 registered nurses in Iran. Patient satisfaction was assessed using pieker pressure ulcer knowledge test, attitude towards pressure ulcer tool and behaviour of pressure ulcer questionnaire. Data analysed by SPSSv.24 applying descriptive and inferential statistics.Re...
Journal of Wound Care,Volume 28, Issue Sup9, Page S28-S37, September 2019.