Pressure ulcer prevention

Pressure ulcer prevention - Clinically proven to reduce pressure ulcers

By: Mölnlycke Health Care, June 19 2013Posted in: Pressure ulcer prevention

C. Tod Brindle11 demonstrated that Mepilex® Border Sacrum can reduce hospital-acquired pressure ulcers by reducing shear forces and optimising microclimate—observing zero occurrence amongst a group of 43 high-risk ICU patients. This study has been tested and duplicated again and again all over the world. What did other medical professionals find? Mepilex Border Sacrum works.

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References

11. Brindle, C. T. Outliers to the Braden Scale: Identifying High-Risk ICU Patients and the Results of a Prophylactic Dressing Use. WCET Journal 2010; 30(1).
12. Cherry, C. et al. The Pressure Ulcer Prevention Care undle. Magnet Research, Day, Alabama 2010.
13. Chaiken, N. et al. Reduction of Hospital Acquired Sacral Pressure Ulcers in the Intensive Care Unit Utilizing a Soft Silicone Dressing. Poster presentation at the WOCN Congress, 2011.
19. Kalowes, P., et al, A. Use of a soft silicone, self-adherent, bordered foam dressing to reduce pressure ulcer formation in high risk patients: a randomized clinical trial. Poster presentation at Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Fall, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, 2012.
20. Santamaria, N et al A randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of soft silicone multi-layered foam dressings in the prevention of sacral and heel pressure ulcers in trauma and critically ill patients: the border trial . Int Wound J 2013; doi: 10.1111/iwj.12101.

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