Prevention of pressure ulcers

Bernath V
Record ID 32003000676
Authors' objectives:

This aim of this report was to assess the most effective methods of pressure ulcer prevention in patients in long term intensive care.

Authors' recomendations: A recently published evidence based guidelines document on pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention was located. The guidelines are still the 'first version of the final draft', available for comment until 15 September 2000. The expected date of the revised final draft is December 2000. The guideline is evidence-linked, rather than evidence-based. As there was insufficient evidence to guide all clinical decisions, a number of recommendations for practice were solely or partially based on consensus expert opinion. We also identified one systematic review. This review has a number of limitations and does not add any additional useful evidence to that already found in the guideline.
Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2000
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Long-Term Care
  • Pressure Ulcer
Organisation Name: Centre for Clinical Effectiveness
Contact Address: Monash Institute of Health Services Research, Block E, Monash Medical Centre, Locked Bag 29, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia. Tel: +61 3 9594 7505; Fax: +61 3 9594 7552.
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