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Surg Technol Int. 2018 Jun 1;32:75-79.

Using Multi-Layer Foam Dressing to Prevent Pressure Injury in a Long-Term Care Setting.

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Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, Queen's University Kingston, Canada.

Abstract

Maintaining skin integrity is espoused by several international authorities as a benchmark for patient safety and quality of care. National guidelines advocate the use of prophylactic multi-layer foam dressings over bony prominences for the prevention of pressure ulcers or injuries. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the implementation of best practice guidelines including the use of multi-layer foam dressings for the prevention of pressure injuries. The analysis involved data from a total number of 62 unique patients. The incidence rate prior to the implementation of best practices was 5.2%. The incidence after the implementation was 0%.

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29529706
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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