Journal articlesCan the use of dressing materials actually prevent pressure ulcers: presenting the evidence

Can the use of dressing materials actually prevent pressure ulcers: presenting the evidence

01/03/10 | Pressure Ulcers | Martyn Butcher, Geoffrey Thompson

In part one of this two-part series, the authors discussed the aetiology of pressure damage and how it develops. It was noted that despite widespread research into the field, pressure damage is still commonplace and the incidence and costs incurred can place a significant burden on healthcare resources. The authors questioned if a different approach should be investigated. In part two they examine the scientific evidence that supports the use of dressing materials in the prevention of pressure damage and conclude that there may already be tools available to facilitate this shift in preventative healthcare strategies.