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1. Assessment of risk for pressure ulcers with the Norton scale

Assessment of risk for pressure ulcers with the Norton scale Assessment of risk for pressure ulcers with the Norton scale We use cookies on this website. By using this site, you agree that we may store and access cookies on your device. Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services Assessment of risk for pressure ulcers with the Norton scale Share: Reading time approx. 6 minutes Pressure ulcers are common among patients with reduced mobility, although in most (...) cases they can be prevented if preventative measures are implemented in time. Standardized risk assessment instruments are often used to detect patients at high risk for pressure ulcers, one of which is the Norton scale. Question What scientific studies are there on the use of the Norton Risk Assessment Tool to detect patients at high risk of pressure ulcers? Table with identified studies Table 1. Systematic reviews with low/medium risk of bias Included studies Population/Intervention Outcome

2019 Swedish Council on Technology Assessement

2. A multicentre prospective randomised controlled clinical trial comparing the effectiveness and cost of a static air mattress and alternating air pressure mattress to prevent pressure ulcers in nursing home residents Full Text available with Trip Pro

A multicentre prospective randomised controlled clinical trial comparing the effectiveness and cost of a static air mattress and alternating air pressure mattress to prevent pressure ulcers in nursing home residents Pressure ulcers are a global issue and substantial concern for healthcare systems. Various types of support surfaces that prevent pressure ulcer are available. Data about the effectiveness and cost of static air support surfaces and alternating air pressure mattresses is lacking.To (...) compare the effectiveness and cost of static air support surfaces versus alternating air pressure support surfaces in a nursing home population at high risk for pressure ulcers.Prospective, multicentre, randomised controlled clinical, non-inferiority trial.Twenty-six nursing homes in Flanders, Belgium.A consecutive sample of 308 participants was selected based on the following eligibility criteria: high risk for pressure ulcer and/or with category 1 pressure ulcer, being bedbound and/or chair bound

2019 EvidenceUpdates

3. Multicenter randomized controlled trial comparing the effectiveness and safety of hydrocellular and hydrocolloid dressings for treatment of category II pressure ulcers in patients at primary and long-term care institutions (Abstract)

Multicenter randomized controlled trial comparing the effectiveness and safety of hydrocellular and hydrocolloid dressings for treatment of category II pressure ulcers in patients at primary and long-term care institutions Pressure ulcers are a major burden to patients because they affect health, well-being, and health-related quality of life. Thus, prevention and early treatment of pressure ulcers is a major challenge for health care professionals.To compare the efficacy of hydrocellular (...) and hydrocolloid dressings after 8 weeks of treatment of category II pressure ulcers.A prospective multicenter clinical trial with blinded outcome assessors.Adult patients with category II pressure ulcers from primary and long-term care institutions on Majorca island.Category II ulcers were treated with ALLEVYN Adhesive® dressings or VARIHESIVE® GEL CONTROL dressings, with the primary outcome being healing of the ulcers in 8 weeks. Blinded confirmation of ulcer healing was performed by a treatment-group

2019 EvidenceUpdates

4. SEM Scanner for pressure ulcer prevention

SEM Scanner for pressure ulcer prevention SEM Scanner for pressure ulcer pre SEM Scanner for pressure ulcer prev vention ention Medtech innovation briefing Published: 8 May 2019 www.nice.org.uk/guidance/mib182 pathways Summary Summary The technology technology described in this briefing is SEM Scanner. It is used for detecting changes in sub-epidermal moisture (SEM) to show pressure-induced tissue damage which can become a pressure ulcer. The inno innovativ vative aspects e aspects are that SEM (...) Scanner uses a non-visual tissue assessment and is the only technology available that assesses SEM for pressure ulcer risk. The intended place in ther place in therap apy y would be alongside current techniques for risk and visual assessment in people at risk of developing a pressure ulcer. The main points from the e main points from the evidence vidence summarised in this briefing are from 7 studies (3 prospective studies, 1 pilot study and 3 abstracts) involving 1,870 adults. They show that SEM

2019 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - Advice

5. Mepilex Border Heel and Sacrum dressings for preventing pressure ulcers

Mepilex Border Heel and Sacrum dressings for preventing pressure ulcers Mepile Mepilex Border Heel and Sacrum x Border Heel and Sacrum dressings for pre dressings for prev venting pressure ulcers enting pressure ulcers Medical technologies guidance Published: 10 January 2019 nice.org.uk/guidance/mtg40 © NICE 2019. All rights reserved. Subject to Notice of rights (https://www.nice.org.uk/terms-and-conditions#notice-of- rights).Y Y our responsibility our responsibility This guidance represents (...) recommendations wherever possible. Mepilex Border Heel and Sacrum dressings for preventing pressure ulcers (MTG40) © NICE 2019. All rights reserved. Subject to Notice of rights (https://www.nice.org.uk/terms-and- conditions#notice-of-rights). Page 2 of 15Contents Contents 1 Recommendations 4 2 The technology 6 3 Evidence 7 Clinical evidence 7 Cost evidence 8 4 Committee discussion 10 Clinical effectiveness 10 NHS considerations 11 Cost modelling 12 Cost savings 13 Further research 13 5 Committee members

2019 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - Medical technologies

6. Adult nursing: Body sensor providing feedback to bedside staff reduced the prevalence of pressure ulcers in patients with critical illness

Adult nursing: Body sensor providing feedback to bedside staff reduced the prevalence of pressure ulcers in patients with critical illness Body sensor providing feedback to bedside staff reduced the prevalence of pressure ulcers in patients with critical illness | Evidence-Based Nursing Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log (...) in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Body sensor providing feedback to bedside staff reduced the prevalence of pressure ulcers in patients with critical illness Article Text Commentary Adult nursing Body sensor providing feedback to bedside staff reduced the prevalence of pressure ulcers in patients with critical illness Amelia Swift Statistics from Altmetric.com Commentary

2019 Evidence-Based Nursing

7. Pressure ulcer

Pressure ulcer Top results for pressure ulcer - Trip Database or use your Google+ account Find evidence fast ALL of these words: Title only Anywhere in the document ANY of these words: Title only Anywhere in the document This EXACT phrase: Title only Anywhere in the document EXCLUDING words: Title only Anywhere in the document Timeframe: to: Combine searches by placing the search numbers in the top search box and pressing the search button. An example search might look like (#1 or #2) and (#3 (...) or #4) Loading history... Population: Intervention: Comparison: Outcome: Population: Intervention: Latest & greatest articles for pressure ulcer The Trip Database is a leading resource to help health professionals find trustworthy answers to their clinical questions. Users can access the latest research evidence and guidance to answer their clinical questions. We have a large collection of systematic reviews, clinical guidelines, regulatory guidance, clinical trials and many other forms of evidence

2018 Trip Latest and Greatest

8. Education of healthcare professionals for preventing pressure ulcers. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Education of healthcare professionals for preventing pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores or pressure sores, are localised areas of tissue damage arising due to excess pressure and shearing forces. Education of healthcare staff has been recognised as an integral component of pressure ulcer prevention. These educational programmes are directed towards influencing behaviour change on the part of the healthcare professional, to encourage preventative practices with the aim (...) of reducing the incidence of pressure ulcer development.To assess the effects of educational interventions for healthcare professionals on pressure ulcer prevention.In June 2017 we searched the Cochrane Wounds Specialised Register; the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL); Ovid MEDLINE (including In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations); Ovid Embase and EBSCO CINAHL Plus. We also searched clinical trials registries for ongoing and unpublished studies, and scanned reference lists

2018 Cochrane

9. Efficacy of mummy on healing of pressure ulcers: A randomized controlled clinical trial on hospitalized patients in intensive care unit Full Text available with Trip Pro

Efficacy of mummy on healing of pressure ulcers: A randomized controlled clinical trial on hospitalized patients in intensive care unit Mummy is a mineral substance which according to Persian medicine texts, may be useful in treatment of chronic ulcers.The present study was performed with the aim of determining the effect of mummy on healing of pressure in male patients who had been hospitalized due to cerebrospinal injury in the Intensive Care Unit.This randomized, placebo-controlled clinical (...) trial was performed on 75 patients who had pressure ulcer at Shahid Bahonar Hospital in Kerman, Iran, from September 2016 to March 2017. The control group received normal saline and routine wound dressing, while the intervention group received mummy water solution 20% in addition to normal saline and routine wound dressing on a daily basis. Data was recorded based on the PUSH method. In both groups, ulcers were evaluated on days 0, 7, 14, 21 and 28 for the variables of ulcer surface area, the amount

2018 Electronic physician Controlled trial quality: uncertain

10. Pressure ulcer

Pressure ulcer Pressure ulcer - Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment | BMJ Best Practice You'll need a subscription to access all of BMJ Best Practice Search  Pressure ulcer Last reviewed: February 2019 Last updated: March 2018 Summary Pressure ulcers are commonly encountered in patients admitted to hospital and those in long-term care facilities. Older people, and all patients with limited mobility or impaired sensation, are at particular risk. Pressure damage most commonly occurs over bony (...) are appropriate strategies to prevent pressure ulcers. Management of pressure ulcers is determined by the location and condition or severity of the wound. Wounds should be managed in accordance with wound care practices or policies. Definition Pressure ulcers have been defined by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel as localised injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure or of pressure in combination

2018 BMJ Best Practice

11. Natural Sheepskins for Prevention or Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Effectiveness. Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Natural Sheepskins for Prevention or Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Effectiveness. Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines Natural Sheepskins for Prevention or Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Effectiveness. Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines | CADTH.ca Find the information you need Natural Sheepskins for Prevention or Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Effectiveness. Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines Natural Sheepskins for Prevention or Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical (...) Effectiveness. Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines Published on: December 8, 2017 Project Number: RB1170-000 Product Line: Research Type: Devices and Systems Report Type: Summary of Abstracts Result type: Report Question What is the clinical effectiveness of natural sheepskins for the prevention or treatment of pressure ulcers in adults with impaired mobility? What is the cost-effectiveness of natural sheepskins for the prevention or treatment of pressure ulcers in adults with impaired mobility? What

2017 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review

12. Mepilex Border dressings for preventing pressure ulcers

Mepilex Border dressings for preventing pressure ulcers Mepilex Border dressings for preventing pressure ulcers | Advice | NICE Mepilex Border dressings for preventing pressure ulcers Medtech innovation briefing [MIB124] Published date: October 2017 Advice This advice has been updated and replaced by . Explore © NICE [year]. All rights reserved. Subject to .

2017 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - Advice

13. The Efficacy of Pressure Ulcer Treatment With Cathodal and Cathodal-Anodal High-Voltage Monophasic Pulsed Current: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

The Efficacy of Pressure Ulcer Treatment With Cathodal and Cathodal-Anodal High-Voltage Monophasic Pulsed Current: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial Studies show that anode and cathode electrical stimulation (ES) promotes the healing of wounds, but specific protocols for both electrodes are not available.To compare the effectiveness of cathodal versus cathodal+anodal ES in the treatment of Category II-IV pressure ulcers (PrUs).Prospective, randomized, controlled, clinical

2017 EvidenceUpdates

14. The cost-effectiveness of a patient centred pressure ulcer prevention care bundle: Findings from the INTACT cluster randomised trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

The cost-effectiveness of a patient centred pressure ulcer prevention care bundle: Findings from the INTACT cluster randomised trial Pressure ulcers are serious, avoidable, costly and common adverse outcomes of healthcare.To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a patient-centred pressure ulcer prevention care bundle compared to standard care.Cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analyses of pressure ulcer prevention performed from the health system perspective using data collected alongside (...) a cluster-randomised trial.Eight tertiary hospitals in Australia.Adult patients receiving either a patient-centred pressure ulcer prevention care bundle (n=799) or standard care (n=799).Direct costs related to the intervention and preventative strategies were collected from trial data and supplemented by micro-costing data on patient turning and skin care from a 4-week substudy (n=317). The time horizon for the economic evaluation matched the trial duration, with the endpoint being diagnosis of a new

2017 EvidenceUpdates

15. Anabolic steroids for treating pressure ulcers. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Anabolic steroids for treating pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, pressure sores or decubitus ulcers develop as a result of a localised injury to the skin or underlying tissue, or both. The ulcers usually arise over a bony prominence, and are recognised as a common medical problem affecting people confined to a bed or wheelchair for long periods of time. Anabolic steroids are used as off-label drugs (drugs which are used without regulatory approval) and have been used (...) as adjuvants to usual treatment with dressings, debridement, nutritional supplements, systemic antibiotics and antiseptics, which are considered to be supportive in healing of pressure ulcers. Anabolic steroids are considered because of their ability to stimulate protein synthesis and build muscle mass. Comprehensive evidence is required to facilitate decision making, regarding the benefits and harms of using anabolic steroids.To assess the effects of anabolic steroids for treating pressure ulcers.In March

2017 Cochrane

16. Prevention of Plantar Ulcers in People With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Using Pressure-Sensing Shoe Insoles

Prevention of Plantar Ulcers in People With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Using Pressure-Sensing Shoe Insoles Prevention of Plantar Ulcers in People With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Using Pressure-Sensing Shoe Insoles | CADTH.ca CADTH Document Viewer Prevention of Plantar Ulcers in People With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Using Pressure-Sensing Shoe Insoles Table of Contents Search this document Prevention of Plantar Ulcers in People With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Using Pressure (...) in order to relieve unsafe pressures. The SurroSense Rx system is used in addition to current standard-of-care treatment for the prevention of plantar ulcers in diabetic patients. There is currently no available evidence that using the SurroSense Rx system prevents plantar ulcers. However, there are ongoing clinical trials that may identify patient populations that will benefit from its use. Issue Over time, high blood sugar in people living with diabetes causes damage to the peripheral nerves

2017 CADTH - Issues in Emerging Health Technologies

17. Prevention of Plantar Ulcers in People With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Using Pressure-Sensing Shoe Insoles

Prevention of Plantar Ulcers in People With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Using Pressure-Sensing Shoe Insoles Prevention of Plantar Ulcers in People With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Using Pressure-Sensing Shoe Insoles | CADTH.ca CADTH Document Viewer Prevention of Plantar Ulcers in People With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Using Pressure-Sensing Shoe Insoles Table of Contents Search this document Prevention of Plantar Ulcers in People With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Using Pressure (...) in order to relieve unsafe pressures. The SurroSense Rx system is used in addition to current standard-of-care treatment for the prevention of plantar ulcers in diabetic patients. There is currently no available evidence that using the SurroSense Rx system prevents plantar ulcers. However, there are ongoing clinical trials that may identify patient populations that will benefit from its use. Issue Over time, high blood sugar in people living with diabetes causes damage to the peripheral nerves

2017 CADTH - Issues in Emerging Health Technologies

18. Pressure mapping to prevent pressure ulcers in a hospital setting: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial (Abstract)

Pressure mapping to prevent pressure ulcers in a hospital setting: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial Pressure ulcers cause suffering to patients and costs to society. Reducing pressure at the interface between the patient's body and the support surface is a valid clinical intervention for reducing the risk of pressure ulcers. However, studies have shown that knowledge of how to reduce pressure and shear and to prevent pressure ulcers is lacking.To evaluate the effect of a pressure mapping (...) system on pressure ulcer prevalence and incidence in a hospital setting.Pragmatic randomised controlled trial.A geriatric/internal medical ward with 26 beds in a Swedish university hospital.190 patients were recruited (intervention: n=91; control: n=99) over a period of 9 months. Patients were eligible if they were over 50 years old, admitted to the ward between Sunday 4pm and Friday 4pm, and expected to stay in the ward ≥3 days.The continuous bedside pressure mapping system displays the patient's

2017 EvidenceUpdates

19. Polyurethane Foam Dressings for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines

Polyurethane Foam Dressings for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines Absorbable Delivery Products for Treatment of Patients with Periprosthetic Infections: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness | CADTH.ca Find the information you need Absorbable Delivery Products for Treatment of Patients with Periprosthetic Infections: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness Absorbable Delivery Products for Treatment of Patients with Periprosthetic Infections: Clinical and Cost

2017 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review

20. Polyurethane Foam Dressings for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines

Polyurethane Foam Dressings for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines Polyurethane Foam Dressings for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines | CADTH.ca Find the information you need Polyurethane Foam Dressings for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines Polyurethane Foam Dressings for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines (...) Published on: April 3, 2017 Project Number: RC0866-000 Product Line: Research Type: Devices and Systems Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal Result type: Report Question What is the clinical effectiveness of polyurethane foam dressings for the prevention of pressure ulcers? What is the cost-effectiveness of polyurethane foam dressings for the prevention of pressure ulcers? What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of polyurethane foam dressings for the prevention of pressure

2017 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review