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Exploring the service needs and experiences of persons with TBI and their families: The South Carolina experience
Primary objective: This article presents the results of four focus groups with persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their families living in South Carolina. The objective was to learn whatExpand
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Exploring pressure ulcer prevalence and preventative care.
An audit was undertaken in a number of NHS trusts to establish the prevalence of pressure ulcers among hospital patients over a three-year period. The audit also recorded patient profiles and theExpand
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Can meaningful quality benchmarks be derived from pressure ulcer prevalence data?
The burdensome process of collecting, analysing and reporting pressure ulcer outcome data has changed very little since its introduction some years ago; simply growing in complexity and frequency.Expand
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Cost-effective strategy for managing pressure ulcers in critical care: a prospective, non-randomised, cohort study.
  • L. Phillips
  • Medicine
  • Journal of tissue viability
  • 1 July 2000
A prospective, clinical outcome study was undertaken in a critical care environment to provide evidence of the effectiveness of a unique pressure-relieving (PR) alternating mattress system in bothExpand
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Pressure ulcers--prevention and treatment guidelines.
  • L. Phillips
  • Medicine
  • Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…
  • 8 December 1999
Nurses deal with pressure ulcers on a regular basis, yet much of the research has yet to be put into practice. Lyn Phillips examines the implications of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel'sExpand
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Providing correct pressure-relieving devices for optimum outcome.
Pressure redistributing (PR) support surfaces are positioned by manufacturers against different levels of patient vulnerability to developing pressure ulcers. However, there is no agreed methodExpand
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Interface Pressure Measurement: Appropriate Interpretation of This Simple Laboratory Technique Used in the Design and Assessment of Pressure Ulcer Management Devices
Pressure redistributing support surfaces, designed to prevent and treat pressure ulceration, are generally based on one of two modalities; constant low pressure (foam, gel, low air loss etc) orExpand
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The Alpha Response ™ Active Therapy range - safety in mind
Aside from the obvious suffering endured by patients, the financial impact of pressure damage on healthcare providers is also a factor. However, as well as the costs associated with direct woundExpand
Pressure ulcers - prevention and treatment guidelines.
  • Lyn Phillips
  • Medicine
  • Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…
  • 1999
0PRESSURE ULCERS, also known as pressure or bed sores (decubitus ulcers), are a source of great discomfort, and pose serious problems for healthcare professionals and the NHS as a whole.
Disease management: the next step in managed care depends on information sharing.
  • L. Phillips
  • Business, Medicine
  • Journal of AHIMA
  • 1 April 1996
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