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- Pressure ulcer risk heightened when foam pads used during prolonged surgery
A recent study has found that patients who are placed on a foam pad are at a higher risk of developing pressure ulcers during longer operations.
- Digital toolkit helps prevent pressure ulcers
A new downloadable toolkit has been developed that will help nurses prevent and manage pressure ulcers.
- Hong Kong’s first pressure ulcer prevention programme to reduce pressure ulcer prevalence
Hong Kong has launched its first ever pressure ulcer prevention programme to train non-licenced carers in nursing homes and ultimately reduce pressure ulcer prevalence.
- New lower price for the NPUAP/EPUAP pressure ulcer guidelines
The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) has marked down the price for their pressure ulcer guidelines by 25%.
- Revision needed in Swedish pressure ulcer prevention protocol
A recent study in the International Wound Journal has revealed that Swedish hospitals have a higher prevalence of pressure ulcers than the average prevalence in large US studies, calling for a revision in Swedish pressure ulcer prevention protocol.
- Foam mattresses best for pressure ulcer prevention
A recent study has shown that pressure redistribution mattresses are more effective at preventing pressure ulcers in long-term care facilities compared to emollients, foam cleansers and nutritional supplements.
- Pressure ulcer prevention programme a success in Australia
Over the past three years, a programme in Australia has significantly decreased pressure ulcer occurrence by training clinicians in pressure ulcer risk assessment, prevention and treatment.
- First Annual Focus Meeting of the EPUAP, April 2012
The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) have announced their first focus meeting to be held 16-17 April, 2012 at Tel Aviv University, Israel. This will be on the theme of 'Technological Innovations in Pressure Ulcer Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment'.
- Mobile app helps to treat pressure ulcers
A new mobile app, called the Mobile wound analyser (MOWA), has recently been released for clinicians to measure pressure ulcer sites, assess the different tissue types and provide treatment suggestions based on international guidelines.