Year of Publication
Outcome Variables Measured
Pertinent Data from Results
Author’s Suggested Conclusions
Allegretti, A. L., Malkiewicz, A., & Brienza, D.
Advances in Skin & Wound Care
Qualitative Experimental Design
5 surgical patients. six Month study Pressure ulcer classification.
48 hrs. postop no pressure sores were found.
More investigative studies are needed to test the variation of tissue tolerance during prolonged surgery
I chose this article based on its relevance to my topic and the highlights on new measures that use technology to measure the temperature and pressure…show more content…
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Quantitative; retrospective descriptive study
150 cardiac surgical patients. six month study
Three groups of fifty patients each used
A -Standard foam mattress.
B-Fluid pressure reducing mattress
C-Fluid pressure reducing mattress and nursing intervention
Group C=4% developed pressure ulcer
Author suggest that preventing pressure sores is a team effort between preoperative, interpretive, and postoperative nurses.
I chose this article to compare the differences pressure sore incidences in operation tables used during surgery.
Shahin, E., Dassen, T., Halfens, R.
International Journal of Nursing Studies
Quantitative, Longitudinal Study
121 ICU patients six month study
Patients were assessed at admission and discharge of ICU and assessed using Braden Score and APACHE II score.
During the ICU stay 6 pressure sores developed and 5 Pressure sores healed. there was a correlation between APACHE II score and new pressure sores. pressure sores can be healed in ICU patients
I chose this article to gain understanding between pressure sores and critically ill patients.
Tschannen D1, Bates O, Talsma A, Guo Y.
American Journal of Critical Care