Preventing pressure ulcers with Mepilex Border Sacrum and Mepilex Border Heel
Watch Dr. Jan Kottner discuss the 1st European RCT (Randomised Control Trial) demonstrating pressure ulcer prevention with Mepilex® Border Sacrum and Mepilex® Border Heel dressings — significantly reducing the risk of developing pressure ulcers compared to no dressing
Pressure ulcers (PUs) severely affect patient quality of life
Modern PU prevention techniques include identifying PU risk and employing various preventive measures, such as patient repositioning, elevation and offloading of heels, early mobilization and special support surfaces
Evidence shows that the prophylactic application of wound care dressings anatomic areas at risk of developing pressure ulcers (e.g. sacrum and heels) can lead to a reduction in the number of pressure ulcers
Based on the evidence showing pressure ulcer dressings could be effective in prevention, Clinical Quality and Risk Management at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin hospital in Berlin (Germany) investigated whether prophylactic dressings would also be effective in high-risk intensive care unit (ICU) patients at its facilities. The study provided all participants with pressure ulcer prevention as usual, according to the hospital standard, while the intervention group also received Mepilex® Border Sacrum and Heel dressings on the sacrum and heels
March 18, 2020
For clinicians: Importance of evidence based decision making
Watch Dr. Paulo Alves explain why literature and evidence is so important in helping clinicians understand what to use and when.
March 18, 2020
Importance of evidence based decision making from a procurement perspective
Watch Dr. Paulo Alves as he explains the importance of basing your purchasing decisions on evidences.
October 7, 2020
Avoiding deep tissue injuries on heel
Author and researcher Dr. Rhonda Sullivan shares her research on how to avoid deep tissue injuries on heels and treating them. She also talks about how heel pressure injuries impact the patients' and caregivers' quality of life.
October 16, 2020
Long term effects of pressure injuries
Dr. Chew Khong Yik, Singapore General Hospital consultant discusses the long term effect of pressure injuries and how the wounds tend to lead to a very prolonged hospitalizations and severe strains on hospital resources - bed availability, nursing case and medical care.
May 27, 2020
Reducing the burden of pressure ulcers
Watch Professor Amit Gefen, Professor of Biomedical Engineering talk about Reducing the burden of pressure ulcers from a bioengineering perspective - during the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) symposium on September 2019.