Preventing and managing device-related pressure ulcers in oncology
AffiliationTissue Viability Nurse, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK.
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AbstractThere is growing evidence that medical device-related pressure ulcers (MDRPUs) are an increasing healthcare concern in all aspects of care. It is especially important to develop an individualised care plan for people at the end of life to prevent pressure ulceration and to treat this if it occurs. Tissue viability nurses have a responsibility to review and assess new prophylactic devices and dressings, to ensure a high standard of care is provided. This article describes the use of a soft silicone dressing, Kliniderm foam silicone lite, in combination with best practice, to prevent MDRPUs in the oncology setting. Three case studies show that the dressing helped avoid the occurrence of ulceration on the ears and nose in patients receiving oxygen through a nasal cannula.
CitationPramod S. Preventing and managing device-related pressure ulcers in oncology. Br J Nurs. 2021;30(1):48-53.
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing