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STAR: A Consensus for Skin Tear Classification
The processes undertaken to achieve a consensus, the STAR Skin Tear Classification System that resulted, and the reliability testing that it underwent are reported on.
A randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of soft silicone multi‐layered foam dressings in the prevention of sacral and heel pressure ulcers in trauma and critically ill patients: the border…
It is concluded that multi‐layered soft silicone foam dressings are effective in preventing pressure ulcers in critically ill patients when applied in the emergency department prior to ICU transfer.
Use of wound dressings to enhance prevention of pressure ulcers caused by medical devices
An expert panel met to review the evidence on the prevention of MDR PUs and arrived at these conclusions: consider applying dressings that demonstrate pressure redistribution and absorb moisture from body areas in contact with medical devices, tubing and fixators.
A randomized‐controlled trial comparing cadexomer iodine and nanocrystalline silver on the healing of leg ulcers
The performance of each of the two antimicrobials was comparable in terms of overall healing rate and the number of wounds healed, but use of silver compounds was associated with a quicker healing rate during the first 2 weeks of treatment and in wounds that were larger, older, and had more exudate.
Systematic review of the use of prophylactic dressings in the prevention of pressure ulcers
The single high‐quality randomised controlled trial (RCT) and the growing number of cohort, weak RCT and case series all suggest that the introduction of a dressing as part of pressure ulcer prevention may help reduce pressure ulcers incidence associated with medical devices especially in immobile intensive care unit patients.
The Patient Remote Intervention and Symptom Management System (PRISMS) – a Telehealth- mediated intervention enabling real-time monitoring of chemotherapy side-effects in patients with haematological…
This trial is the first in the world to test a remote monitoring/management intervention for adult haematological cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, and has the potential to improve patient outcomes/safety and decrease health care costs by enabling early detection/clinical intervention.
Woundswest: Identifying the prevalence of wounds within western Australia's public health system
The aim of this study was to quantify, for the first time in Australia, the epidemiology of wounds within Western Australia’s public health system to understand what health services did in terms of strategic planning, education, resources and patient management for patients with wounds.
Nurses' Experiences of Participating in a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) in the Community
Advice is provided as to how to actively involve nurses in research not just to gather data and find study recruits, but as significant contributors to decisions about research design and implementation so that they are better equipped to inform and lead future research endeavours.
Use of complementary and alternative medicines by patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- J. George, D. Kong, K. Stewart, L. Ioannides-Demos, N. Santamaria
- Medicine, Political ScienceThe Medical journal of Australia
- 1 September 2004
Objectives: To investigate complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and to explore their beliefs about CAM.