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.
|Publisher||Journal of Wound Care|
|Number of pages||52|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2020|
Cowan , T. (Ed.), Webb, R. (Ed.), Gefen, A., Alves, P., Ciprandi, G., Coyer, F., T Milne , C., Ousey, K., Ohura, N., Waters , N., & Worsley, P. (2020). Device-related pressure ulcers: SECURE prevention. (Sup2a ed.) Journal of Wound Care . https://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/full/10.12968/jowc.2020.29.Sup2a.S1