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Alternating pressure systems: reducing user error

11 June 1997

Nursing Standard

Special focus: tissue viability

The use oe eefective pressure relieving equipment Pressure-relieving equipment continues to play a major role in the prevention and management of pressure sores. It...

Establishing a hospital-based pressure care service

11 June 1997

Nursing Standard

Special focus: tissue viability

The Emergency Pressure Care Service was introduced as a pilot scheme in March 1995 in order to provide pressure-relieving equipment to the acute Salisbury District...

The effects of pressure-reducing mattresses in CPR

09 December 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The abrupt cessation of cardiac function, cardiac arrest, is potentially reversible, resulting in improved survival rates as a consequence of the resuscitation...

Pressure sore incidence: a strategy for reduction

01 April 1998

Nursing Standard

Special focus: tissue viability

The magnitude of the pressure sore problem is unknown. It has been estimated that, at any one time, 10 per cent of all hospital inpatients have pressure sores...

Pressure damage prevention: basing practice on evidence

11 March 1998

Nursing Standard

Clinical

In response to the Culyer initiative (NHSE 1997) to bring research and practice closer together and develop a culture of ‘evidence-based practice’ for nursing,...

Three steps to effective wound care

26 August 1998

Nursing Standard

Wound care

Patients with chronic wounds such as pressure sores and leg ulcers pose many challenges to nurses caring for them. There are many causes of chronic wounds and...

An alternating pressure trolley mattress in A&E

10 September 1997

Nursing Standard

Special focus: Tissue Viability

It has long been understood that the length of time a patient spends on a trolley in an A&E department is related to the risk of developing pressure sores (Hibbs...

Repositioning to prevent pressure sores — what is the evidence?

07 October 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The prevention of pressure sores by frequent repositioning of patients is a widely accepted practice. In this article, the author questions whether this should be so...

Pressure ulcer prevention in frail older people

16 December 2015

Nursing Standard

CPD

Pressure ulcers are painful and cause discomfort, have a negative effect on quality of life, and are costly to treat. The incidence and severity of preventable...

Legal implications of pressure injuries: experience of a tissue viability nurse expert

21 January 2019

Nursing Standard

Skin care

NHS Resolution manages the Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts, and aims to reduce the cost of litigation in terms of clinical negligence claims. To achieve this,...