Pressure Ulcer Incidence in Patients Wearing Nasal-Oral Versus Full-Face Noninvasive Ventilation Masks.

@article{Schallom2015PressureUI,
  title={Pressure Ulcer Incidence in Patients Wearing Nasal-Oral Versus Full-Face Noninvasive Ventilation Masks.},
  author={Marilyn E Schallom and Lisa Cracchiolo and Antoinette Falker and Jennifer N Foster and JoAnn Hager and Tamara Morehouse and Peggy Watts and Linda Weems and Marin J Kollef},
  journal={American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses},
  year={2015},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={349-56; quiz 357}
}
BACKGROUND Device-related pressure ulcers from noninvasive ventilation masks alter skin integrity and cause patients discomfort. OBJECTIVE To examine the incidence, location, and stage of pressure ulcers and patients' comfort with a nasal-oral mask compared with a full-face mask. METHODS A before-after study of a convenience sample of patients with noninvasive ventilation orders in 5 intensive care units was conducted. Two groups of 100 patients each received either the nasal-oral mask or… CONTINUE READING
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