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How consistent and effective are current repositioning strategies for pressure ulcer prevention?

How consistent and effective are current repositioning strategies for pressure ulcer prevention?
How consistent and effective are current repositioning strategies for pressure ulcer prevention?
Aim
To examine the inter-practitioner variability of repositioning for pressure ulcer prevention, the effectiveness of the intervention, and whether the provision of written guidance influenced the repositioning technique.

Methods
A pre-test post-test study design was utilised. Descriptive data regarding the work history of participants was collected. Participants were invited to reposition a healthy volunteer before and after reviewing guidance detailing the 30° side-lying technique. The researchers measured the resulting turn angles and assessed offloading of bony prominences.

Results
The repositioning technique varied considerably in the sample of nurse participants. Turn angles decreased following the guidance, but offloading of body sites vulnerable to pressure damage remained sporadic.

Conclusion
Pressure ulcer prevention training should include practical demonstrations of repositioning. Clear guidance regarding the optimal repositioning technique for pressure ulcer prevention is needed.
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Worsley, Peter
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Voegeli, David
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Woodhouse, Marjolein, Worsley, Peter, Voegeli, David, Schoonhoven, Lisette and Bader, Daniel (2019) How consistent and effective are current repositioning strategies for pressure ulcer prevention? Applied Nursing Research, 48, 58-62. (doi:10.1016/j.apnr.2019.05.013).

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Abstract

Aim
To examine the inter-practitioner variability of repositioning for pressure ulcer prevention, the effectiveness of the intervention, and whether the provision of written guidance influenced the repositioning technique.

Methods
A pre-test post-test study design was utilised. Descriptive data regarding the work history of participants was collected. Participants were invited to reposition a healthy volunteer before and after reviewing guidance detailing the 30° side-lying technique. The researchers measured the resulting turn angles and assessed offloading of bony prominences.

Results
The repositioning technique varied considerably in the sample of nurse participants. Turn angles decreased following the guidance, but offloading of body sites vulnerable to pressure damage remained sporadic.

Conclusion
Pressure ulcer prevention training should include practical demonstrations of repositioning. Clear guidance regarding the optimal repositioning technique for pressure ulcer prevention is needed.

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Accepted/In Press date: 12 May 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 25 May 2019
Published date: August 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 430967
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/430967
ISSN: 0897-1897
PURE UUID: 64ffa26a-97e1-4352-a9a4-a8fadcb95916
ORCID for Peter Worsley: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0145-5042
ORCID for David Voegeli: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3457-7177
ORCID for Lisette Schoonhoven: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7129-3766
ORCID for Daniel Bader: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1208-3507

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Date deposited: 20 May 2019 16:30
Last modified: 10 Jan 2022 05:24

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Author: Marjolein Woodhouse
Author: Peter Worsley ORCID iD
Author: David Voegeli ORCID iD
Author: Daniel Bader ORCID iD

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