Effects of wearing a pressure redistribution belt while lying in a hospital bed

Fraysse, François, Daniell, Nathan, and Paul, Gunther (2012) Effects of wearing a pressure redistribution belt while lying in a hospital bed. Work, 41 (Supplememt 1). pp. 2030-2036.

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Abstract

Bedsores (ulcers) are caused by multiple factors which include, but are not limited to; pressure, shear force, friction, temperature, age and medication. Specialised support services, such as specialised mattresses, sheepskin coverings etc., are thought to decrease or relieve pressure, resulting in a lowering of pressure ulcer incidence 3. The primary aim of this study was to compare the upper/central body pressure distribution between normal lying in a hospital bed versus the use of a pressure redistribution belt. The study involved 16 healthy voluntary subjects lying on a hospital bed with and without wearing the belt. Results showed that the use of a pressure redistribution belt results in reduced pressure peaks and prevents the pressure from increasing over time.

Item ID: 48211
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1875-9270
Keywords: pressure ulcers, bedsores, pressure mapping, pressure redistribution
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2017 03:17
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920199 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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