This body of clinical publications focuses on SEM assessment technology in a clinical setting, how SEM assessments can support clinical decision making and the overwhelming benefits of implementing SEM assessment technology in any care setting to improve the prevention of pressure injuries/ulcers (PI/U).
Ore, N., Carver, T. 2020. Journal of Community Nursing
Aim: This article describes the experience of a North West England Community Trust organisation piloting the implementation of SEM Scanner as an adjunct to their PI/U care pathway within a small cohort of patients.
Ropper, R. 2021. British Journal of Nursing
Aim: Using SEM Scanner would reduce HAPI/Us with or without a reduction in dynamic mattress usage. A ward with zero HAPI/Us but high dynamic mattress usage could reduce usage without increasing HAPI/Us. An equipment pathway could reduce hired mattress use in high use wards without increasing the number of HAPI/Us.
Raine, G. 2021. International Journal of Palliative Nursing
Aim: A pragmatic study was conducted to assess the feasibility of preventing PI/U using SEM technology as an adjunct to routine care in a 22-bed inpatient hospice.
Nightingale, P., and Musa, L. 2021. Journal of Clinical Nursing
Aim: A pragmatic study, aligning with SQUIRE guidelines, was conducted at Chelsea and Westminster hospitals to measure the impact of adding scanning technology to the prevailing standard of care pathway on the incidence of category 2–4 hospital-acquired PI/U.
Musa, L. et al. 2021. Journal of Wound Care
Aim: The presence of sub-epidermal moisture (SEM) over a bony prominence is indicative of incipient PI/U. Early identification of patients at increased risk of PI/U can prompt interventions that reduce the incidence and severity of hospital (or community)-acquired PI/U (HAPI/U).
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