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Pressure sore prevention in a hospice

Bale, Sue, Finlay, Ilora Gillian and Harding, Keith Gordon 1995. Pressure sore prevention in a hospice. Journal of Wound Care 4 (10) , pp. 465-468.

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Abstract

This study investigated the influence on the number of pressure sores developing in patients nursed in a hospice when three levels of pressure support were used in association with a risk assessment tool. The study was designed as phase one of an epidemiological study examining the use of a modified Norton scoring system. This was followed by a second phase of the study, when patients were allocated to pressure sore support systems according to their risk assessment score. A total of 327 patients entered, 223 in phase one and 104 in phase two. A significant reduction in the development of pressure sores was observed in the second phase of the study.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Publisher: Mark Allen Publishing Ltd
ISSN: 0969-0700
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 07:47
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/67929

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