Search for dissertations about: "Pressure ulcer prevention"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 11 swedish dissertations containing the words Pressure ulcer prevention.

  1. 1. Pressure Ulcer Prevention : Performance and Implementation in Hospital Settings

    Author : Eva Sving; Lena Gunningberg; Marieann Högman; Anna-greta Mamhidir; Helle Wijk; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Pressure ulcer prevention; nursing care; implementation; Trycksårsprevention; omvårdnad; implementering; Omvårdnadsforskning med samhällsvetenskaplig inriktning; Caring Sciences in Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Background: Pressure ulcers are related to reduced quality of life for patients and high costs for health care. Guidelines for pressure ulcer prevention have been available for many years but the problem remains. READ MORE

  2. 2. Prevention of foot ulcers in patients with diabetes mellitus

    Author : Magdalena Annersten Gershater; Malmö högskola; []
    Keywords : amputation; complications; diabetes mellitus; diabetic foot ulcers; documentation; education; healing; home care; neuropathy; nursing; nursing process; peripheral vascular disease; pressure ulcer; prevention; RCT;

    Abstract : Amputation in patients with diabetes mellitus preceded by a foot ulcer is a serious complication. Patients with the highest risk of developing a foot ulcer are often found in home nursing settings. READ MORE

  3. 3. Studies on sitting pressure and buttock microcirculation : aiming at developing an alarm in the prevention of pressure ulcers in patients with spinal cord injuries

    Author : Johan Thorfinn; Disa Lidman; Folke Sjöberg; Henry Svensson; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; Blood supply; Buttocks; Hyperemia; Ischemia; Laser-Doppler flowmetry; Microcirculation; Posture physiology; Pressure; Skin blood supply; Medicine; Medicin;

    Abstract : Pressure ulcers in patients with spinal cord injuries are a major problem, the prevalence in this group being reported as high as 20 – 30 percent. Most pressure ulcers develop around the pelvic girdle, and the key-contributing factor in the development of pressure ulcers is ischaemia due to longstanding pressure. READ MORE

  4. 4. Evaluation of Repositioning in Pressure Ulcer Prevention

    Author : Ulrika Källman; Margareta Lindgren; Anna-Christina Ek; Maria Engström; Ingalill Rahm-Hallberg; Linköpings universitet; []

    Abstract : Introduction: To reduce the risk for pressure ulcers, repositioning of immobile patients is an important standard nursing practice. However, knowledge on how this preventive intervention is carried out among elderly immobile patients is limited and to what extent patients perform minor movements between nursing staff-induced repositionings is largely unknown, but these movements might have implications for the repositioning intervention. READ MORE

  5. 5. Prevention of pressure ulcers in patients with hip fractures : Definition, measurement and improvement of the quality of care

    Author : Lena Gunningberg; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Medical sciences; Pressure ulcer prevention; hip fractures; quality improvement; MEDICIN OCH VÅRD; MEDICINE; MEDICIN; omvårdnadsforskning med medicinsk inriktning; Caring Sciences;

    Abstract : The aims of the present thesis were to survey the prevalence and incidence ofpressure ulcers in patients with hip fracture and to investigate nursing staffknowledge and documentation regarding pressure ulcer prevention for the samepatient group. Another aim was to test the effect of three preventive interventions:risk assessment and pressure ulcer grading, a pressure-reducing mattress and aneducational programme. READ MORE