Tag: pressure injuries

Healthcare

Falls, Fractures & Pressure Injuries Management Conference – Highlights 2016

Falls, Fractures & Pressure Injuries Management Conference - Highlights 2016 This year at #FFPI16 included presentations from: Michelle Barakat-Johnson, Sydney Local Health District and University of Sydney Jack Bell, The Prince Charles Hospital and The University of Queensland Dr Rebecca Bell, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Margaret Cahill, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital Leisa Cassidy, The Townsville Hospital Kerrie…

19 Sep 2016, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Falls prevention: Don’t use the ‘f-word’

Source: HOSPITAL & AGEDCARE  22 Jul 2015 By Yasmin Noone, Editor, H&A How often do you mention the 'f-word' when speaking to seniors – aged care residents, physiotherapy clients and hospital patients – who have just had a fall? How often, after a person's discharge from hospital or during rehabilitation, do you stress they must avoid and…

28 Jul 2015, by Informa Insights

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Heel healing made easy

Dressing the heel is rather awkward and is made difficult by the fragility of the skin in this area. Mepilex Border Heel is an all-in-one foam dressing shaped to fit the heel that effectively absorbs and retains exudate and maintains a moist wound environment. The Safetac layer seals the wound edges, prevents exudate leakage onto…

16 Sep 2014, by Informa Insights

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Case Study: Mepilex Heel product evaluation

The Sydney Adventist Hospital, Mepilex Heel evaluation was initiated in order to find the most suitable dressing for pressure injury prevention of the heel. The evaluation compared the current dressing used, a hydrocolloid and Mepilex heel in 20 patients over a period of 1 week. Patients were enrolled in the study in emergency and then…

27 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

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Close-Up: Paul Fulbrook

Assessing the risk of pressure injuries in intensive care, is the topic Paul Fulbrook will be addressing at the 2nd annual Reducing Avoidable Pressure Injuries Conference, held on the 16th and 17th September in Melbourne. Paul is Professor of Nursing at the School of Nursing and Midwifery Australian Catholic University (ACU).  He also holds the position of…

19 Jun 2013, by Informa Insights