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4) Pressure ulcer knowledge of registered nurses, assistant nurses and student nurses: a descriptive, comparative mulitcentre study in Sweden.
Abstract: The aim of this study was to describe and compare the knowledge of registered nurses (RNs), assistant nurses (ANs) and student nurses (SNs) about preventing pressure ulcers (PUs). PU prevention behaviours in the clinical practice of RNs and ANs were also explored... It has been concluded that there is a knowledge deficit in PU prevention among nursing staff in Sweden. A major educational campaign needs to be undertaken both in hospital settings and in nursing education.
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5) Nutrition care-related practices and factors affecting nutritional intakes in hospital patients at risk of pressureulcers. Abstract: Background: Malnutrition is common in hospitals and is a risk factor for pressureulcers. Nutrition care practices relating to the identification and treatment of malnutrition have not been assessed in patients at risk of pressureulcers. The present study describes nutrition care practices and factors affecting nutritional intakes in this patient group. Methods The study was conducted in four wards at two hospitals in Queensland, Australia… Conclusions:Nutritioncare practices including malnutrition risk screening and documentation of nutritional parameters appear to be inadequate in patients at risk of pressureulcers. Relevant to the topic?
6. Factors Associated With OccipitalPressureUlcers in Hospitalized Infants and Children. Abstract: Background The occiput is a common location for development of pressureulcers in hospitalized infants and young children. However, risk factors associated with occurrence of the ulcers have not been fully described. Objective: To identify factors associated with development of occipital pressureulcers in acutely ill infants and children. …. Patients with the ulcers were commonly treated with mechanical ventilation (83%) and sedation (74%) and were described as agitated (42%). Many of these patients were receiving vasoactive medications (50%) and had vascular access devices in the neck that restricted head movement (45%)...