publication . Doctoral thesis . 2014

Pressure ulcers : predicting factors, prevention and costs

Demarré, Liesbet;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Ghent University
  • Country: Belgium
The research outline pursued with this thesis can be divided in three parts. In the first part, studies to compare the effectiveness of several interventions for the prevention of pressure ulcers were conducted. Pressure ulcer prevention focusses on the reduction of the amount and duration of pressure and shear. An alternating device intermittently removes pressure and shear from vulnerable areas. It provides pressure relief via cyclic inflating and deflating air cells. Systematic reviews and (inter)national guidelines demonstrate inconclusive results as to the superiority of one specific alternating pressure device. An example of an active support surface is an...
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free text keywords: Medicine and Health Sciences, predictive factors, Nursing, pressure ulcer prevention, Pressure ulcers, costs
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