Engaging patients in pressure ulcer prevention

Hudgell, Lynne, Dalphinis, Julie, Blunt, Chris, Zonouzi, Maryam and Procter, Susan (2015) Engaging patients in pressure ulcer prevention. Nursing Standard, 29 (36). pp. 64-70. ISSN 0029-6570

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Abstract

As patients increasingly care for themselves at home, they require accessible information to enable informed self-care. This article describes the development of an educational electronic application (app) designed for use by patients at risk of pressure ulcers, and their carers. The app can be downloaded to Windows, Android or Apple smartphones or tablets. The app is based on the current pressure ulcer prevention and management guidelines from the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, and is designed to educate patients and carers about how to prevent a pressure ulcer, how to recognise a pressure ulcer, and what to do if they suspect they are developing a pressure ulcer. We hope the app will be used to help with educational conversations among patients, carers and healthcare professionals.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: App, health technology, information, patient and carer education, pressure ulcer prevention, wound care, wound management
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Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2017 15:05
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 19:28
URI: http://bucks.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/15793

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