Effects of wearing a pressure redistribution belt while lying in a hospital bed
Fraysee, Francois, Daniell, Nathan, & Paul, Gunther (2012) Effects of wearing a pressure redistribution belt while lying in a hospital bed. WORK, 41(S1), pp. 2030-2036.
Bedsores (ulcers) are caused by multiple factors which include, but are not limited to; pressure, shear force, friction, temperature, age and medication. Specialised support services, such as specialised mattresses, sheepskin coverings etc., are thought to decrease or relieve pressure, resulting in a lowering of pressure ulcer incidence . The primary aim of this study was to compare the upper/central body pressure distribution between normal lying in a hospital bed versus the use of a pressure redistribution belt. The study involved 16 healthy voluntary subjects lying on a hospital bed with and without wearing the belt. Results showed that the use of a pressure redistribution belt results in reduced pressure peaks and prevents the pressure from increasing over time.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Pressure Ulcers, Bedsores, Pressure Mapping, Pressure Redistribution|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved|
|Deposited On:||07 Mar 2012 09:12|
|Last Modified:||23 Dec 2012 05:15|
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