Focusing on an important aspect of current research in healthcare this section details the research conducted to support the benefits of using SEM assessment technology to combat the health inequities of pressure injuries/ulcers (PI/U) in areas such as skin tone and wheelchair bound patients.
Osborne Chambers C. et al 2024. Journal of Advanced Nursing
Aim: To assess the effectiveness of sub-epidermal moisture (SEM) assessment technology in the detection of early-stage pressure damage in a critical care unit (CCU) and dark skin tone patients and its impact on hospital-acquired pressure injury (HAPI) incidence.
Bates-Jensen B. et al. 2009. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing
Aim: To examine the relationship between a measure of skin and tissue water, sub-epidermal moisture (SEM), and visual assessment of early PI/U damage in nursing home (NH) residents with dark skin tones.
Gulhan M. et al. 2012. The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
Aim: To assess the feasibility of obtaining biophysical measures of sub-epidermal moisture (SEM) to predict PI/Us.
Harrow J. et al. 2014. The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
Aim: Characterization of a non-invasive method of quantifying sub-epidermal moisture (SEM) surrounding stages III and IV PI/Us in spinal cord injury (SCI).
Budri A. et al. 2020. Journal of Clinical Nursing
Aim: To identify how activity and mobility lead to PI/U development, using two objective assessments, one for mobility and one for early PI/U detection.
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