Pressure injury prevention

Ask the experts - Professor Michael Clark on dressing properties and reductions in incidence of Pressure injuries

By: Mölnlycke Health Care, July 16 2012Posted in: Pressure injury prevention

A number of clinical studies have demonstrated significant reductions in the incidence of pressure injuries following the use of a five-layered absorbent foam dressing with a soft silicone wound contact surface. What properties of that particular dressing type are responsible for this effect?1  

 

Mölnlycke Health Care, together with some of the world’s leading experts, hosted an outstanding symposium on pressure injury prevention during this year’s European Wound Management Association’s conference in Vienna. Immediately after the symposium, the experts Professor Michael Clark (Visiting Professor of Tissue Viability, Faculty of Health, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, United Kingdom; President of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel), Paulo Alves (Assistant Teacher, Health Science Institute, Catholic University of Portugal, Porto, Portugal), and Professor Cees Oomens (Associate Professor in Biomechanics and Continuummechanics, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands)  answered questions from visitors to molnlycke.com and less-pain.com relating to the role of dressings in the prevention of pressure injuries.

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Next week will publish Paolo Alves answer to: Is the prevalence of pressure ulceration increasing? If so, why? If not, why?

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1 The views and opinions expressed in this video are those of the featured expert and do not necessarily reflect the position of Molnlycke Health Care. The expert is a contracted Key Opinion Leader for Molnlycke Health Care

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