The purpose of this study was to enumerate the causes, treatment, prevention and the risk factors of Pressure Ulcers PUs and to briefly give a critical analysis of Literature review. The process leading to pressure ulcer formation and early detection of individuals who are at risk of developing it for prompt prevention are key areas in this study. Methods: The methods adopted in this dissertation involved various strategies: selecting a review topic and searching the literatures used. It also involved gathering, reading and analysing the literatures, as well as critical examination of the management, treatment and risk factors of pressure ulcer care in people with learning disabilities.
Pressure Ulcer Treatment Strategies: A Comparative Effectiveness Review
Comprehensive programs for preventing pressure ulcers: a review of the literature
Your doctor will likely look closely at your skin to decide if you have a pressure ulcer and, if so, to assign a stage to the wound. Staging helps determine what treatment is best for you. You might need blood tests to assess your general health. Treating pressure ulcers involves reducing pressure on the affected skin, caring for wounds, controlling pain, preventing infection and maintaining good nutrition. The first step in treating a bedsore is reducing the pressure and friction that caused it. Strategies include:. Care for pressure ulcers depends on how deep the wound is.
Alternating pressure air mattresses as prevention for pressure ulcers: a literature review
The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of hydrocolloid dressings in the treatment of grade I, II, III, and IV pressure ulcers in adult patients. We compared the therapeutic effects of hydrocolloids and alternative dressings in pressure ulcer treatment. We conducted a systematic review, using a literature search only in English, from database inception until 20 April , to identify randomized trials comparing various types of dressings applied in the healing of pressure ulcers.
Metrics details. Pressure ulcer is a preventable medical complication of immobility. It has psychological, economic and social impact on individual and family.