Research recommendation(s) from an individual piece of guidance
|Guidance||Pressure ulcers: prevention and management|
|Date issued||April 2014|
Research recommendations coming out of this guidance
Debridement:- What is the effect of enzymatic debridement of non-viable tissue compared with sharp
debridement on the rate of healing of pressure ulcers in adults?
- Negative pressure wound therapy:- Does negative pressure wound therapy (with appropriate dressing) improve the healing of pressure ulcers, compared with the use of dressing alone in adults with pressure ulcers?
- Risk assessment in neonates, infants, children and young people:- Which pressure ulcer tools are most effective for predicting pressure ulcer risk in children?
- Pressure redistributing devices: Dopressure redistributing devices reduce the development of pressure ulcers for those who are at risk of developing a pressure ulcer?
Repositioning:- When repositioning a person who is at risk of developing a pressure ulcer, what is the most effective position – and optimum frequency of repositioning – to prevent a pressure ulcer