Treating skin tears in nursing home residents : a pilot study comparing four types of dressings

Edwards, Helen E., Gaskill, Deanne, & Nash, Robyn E. (1998) Treating skin tears in nursing home residents : a pilot study comparing four types of dressings. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 4(1), pp. 25-32.

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Abstract

A pilot study was conducted to compare four types of dressings used to treat skin tears in nursing home residents. Wounds treated with a non-occlusive dressing healed more quickly than those dressed with occlusive dressings. The results suggest that ease of use and product wastage are important considerations when treating skin tears. The pilot study also highlights the need for further research into skin tear management and the need for ongoing education for nurses regarding skin integrity risk assessment and product information.

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ID Code: 57229
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1322-7114
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 14 Feb 2013 04:50
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2013 04:50

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