Device-related pressure ulcers: SECURE prevention

Tracy Cowan (Editor), Rachel Webb (Editor), Amit Gefen, Paulo Alves, Guido Ciprandi, Fiona Coyer, Catherine T Milne , Karen Ousey, Norihiko Ohura, Nicola Waters , Peter Worsley

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The consensus statement identifies and discusses devices most commonly associated with DRPU and the biomechanical reasons for the risks they represent. An important and innovative element of the panel’s work has been to evaluate which engineering concepts and technologies can be used to protect the skin and deeper tissues from DRPU and assess if device-related tissue damage can be reversed. It also outlines strategies for changing the mindsets of health professionals and policy-makers on the need for DRPU prevention, including how to increase global awareness about their root causes, the scale of the problem and their financial implications.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherJournal of Wound Care
Number of pages52
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2020


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