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Prof Nurse. 1998 Mar;13(6):361-4.

Evaluating two dressings for the prevention of nasal bridge pressure sores.

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Department of Nursing and Quality, Royal Brompton Hospital, London.


Nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) can provide symptom control and improved quality of life for patients with acute and chronic respiratory failure. Many patients using a Respironics mask for NIPPV develop nasal bridge pressure sores. Two dressing were compared for effectiveness in preventing such sores. Patients using Granuflex had less skin deterioration over time compared to a comparison group and patients using Spenco Dermal.

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