June 12, 2020
The aim of this study was to identify how activity and mobility lead to pressure injuries/ulcers (PI/PU) development in older persons and to outline the incidence of PI/PU.
The authors identify that assessments about the mobility status of patients are made and focussed efforts are placed on those who are deemed to have lower mobility in terms of prevention. This paper suggests that patients who are high level movers need attention too. It also highlights the challenges on relying on Risk Assessment Tools which “have been shown not to be 100% accurate”.
In terms of skin assessment this study utilised the SEM Scanner and concludes that “this study and the current literature corroborate with the fact that SEM assessment is more sensitive than traditional visual assessment, as it identifies tissue damage at its early stages”
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