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Video to educate East Lancashire staff about pressure ulcers
2:43pm Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
PENNINE Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has released a new video for staff about how best to treat and prevent pressure ulcers.
In the video Judy Harker, a specialist nurse, talks about what can be done to combat and treat what is an ‘entirely preventable condition in the majority of cases’.
The video describes the different types of pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, that people can suffer from as well as what groups of people are most at risk of developing a pressure ulcer.
Judy said: “Over the last two years we have stepped up our efforts to reduce pressure ulcers in hospitals. Our tissue viability team has worked closely with staff at all levels to raise awareness of the importance of identifying and managing pressure ulcers correctly.
“These measures have resulted in a change in mindset and attitude of trust staff when it comes to preventing pressure ulcers and stopping them from developing in patients. Staff no longer view pressure ulcers as an inevitable outcome of patients being frail or unwell.”
Interventions include making use of pressure relieving mattresses and skin inspections.
You can watch the short video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6fYkv-F1WY
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