The purpose of this analysis is to determine the effectiveness of dressing material in the prevention of pressure ulcers. Results showed that hydrocolloid, foam, and film were more effective than a standard care protocol in patients at risk for pressure ulcers.
Lei Huang, MD, ET, is a Nurse, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, People’s Republic of China. Kevin Y. Woo, PhD, RN, ACNP, GNC(C), FAPWCA, is Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; Adjunct Research Professor, MClSc Program, School of Physical Therapy, and Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University, London, Ontario; Wound Care Consultant, West Park Healthcare Centre, Toronto, Ontario; and Clinical Web Editor, Advances in Skin & Wound Care. Li-Bao Liu, MD, is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon; Rui-Juan Wen, BSN, is a Nurse; Ai-Ling Hu, MD, ET, is Head of Nursing and the Chairman of Wound and Stoma Association in Guangdong province; and Cheng-Gang Shi, MD, is Chief Physician, Nephrology; all at The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, People’s Republic of China.
The authors have disclosed they have no financial relationships relevant to this article.
Submitted February 26, 2014; accepted in revised form June 20, 2014.