Pressure Mapping

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In Behrendt et al (2014) in summary of the article reviewing continuous bedside pressure mapping (CBPM) devices were studied on the effects of pressure ulcer prevention. It focused on reducing the number of hospital-associated pressure ulcers. Prevention of pressure ulcer is a very important in nursing, we can provide a better quality life for patients in the hospital. Patient with the CBPM devices had an occurrence of developing a pressure ulcer in 2 of 213 patients and in patients with no CBPM the occurrence of developing a pressure ulcer were 10 of 209 patient (Behrendt et al., 2014). We can see a good change in occurrence between in the two groups, the percentage of a pressure ulcer occurring on a patient with a CBPM device was at 0.9%.…show more content…
This study focused on pressure ulcer prevention in patient with moderate to high at risk for developing pressure ulcers. In the studies there was no significant difference between both mattress overlays, the three-dimensional overlay did provide little more comfort, reliability and effectiveness (Ricci et al., 2013). Similarly to CBPM devices it reduced pressure ulcer prevention and patients did not progress on their current pressure ulcer. No limitation were present in this study because there was not a significant difference in results, gaps can be filled by further testing to improve the three-dimensional mattress overlay and wide the gaps between commercially mattress overlays. In concurrent with CBPM the mattress overlay can assist or both can assign each other to create a safe mattress and mapping for the patient to provide better results in pressure ulcer…show more content…
They evaluate if the skin was at risk for developing pressure ulcers after the patient was repositioned routinely every 2 hours. Measurement of the pressure points were taken every 30 seconds continuously (Peterson et al., 2013). The study is relevant to my study as well because they use the same method as far as pressure mapping as Behrendt et al (2014) but they measured pressure points. Their study showed that patients are still at risk to develop pressure ulcers when repositioned every 2 hours, some area of the body did not relieve from pressure after repositioning. This means that even after the patient was repositioned to prevent or reduce the risk of pressure ulcer formation, there are substantial areas of skin that do not get relieved and remain at risk for pressure ulcers regardless of routine repositioning by experienced nurses (Peterson et al., 2013). The study was done to reduce pressure ulcers prevention by revealing that other areas of the skin were still at risk after repositioning the patient. Further studies would reveal inconsistencies in this study whether or not these “triple jeopardy” areas will into pressure ulcers, progress a pressure ulcer or occur at specific tissue location only, these can be tested by expending the testing time to 24 hours rather than 4 to 6 hours. Expansion of
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