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Prevention of Pressure Injury by Using Silicone Foam Dressings

Experience at a University Hospital in Hong Kong

Kuen Lee, Michelle Wai, MPHC; Keung Lai, Peter Chi, MN; Boo, Man Shan, MSc; Chan, Wai Kit, BSN; Hui, Yuk Chun, MN; Sze Wan, Winnie Wai, MN; Kwong, Wai Fung, MSc

doi: 10.1097/CNQ.0000000000000245
Original Articles

Pressure injury is a serious problem and is common in critical care units. Over the last decade, there is new evidence suggesting that the use of multilayered silicone foam dressing as preventive measures can decrease the incidence and prevalence rate of hospital-acquired pressure injury. The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical efficacy of this dressing in reducing sacral and coccygeal pressure injury incidence rate as compared with standard preventive interventions in critical care settings.

Departments of Surgery (Ms Lee), Adult Intensive Care Unit (Messrs Lai and Chan), Neurosurgery (Ms Boo), Cardiothoracic Surgery (Ms Hui), and Orthopedic & Traumatology (Mr Kwong), Queen Mary Hospital, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong; and Department of Medicine, Tung Wah Hospital, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong (Ms Wan).

Correspondence: Michelle Wai Kuen Lee, MPHC, Department of Surgery, Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pokfulam Rd, Hong Kong (

The authors thank Dr Irene Lee, Cluster General Manager (Nursing) of Queen Mary Hospital/Hong Kong West Cluster; Professor Gilberto Leung, Department of Surgery, Queen Mary Hospital, and Dr Daniel Fong, Associate Professor of Department of Nursing, The University of Hong Kong, for their professional advice and valuable input in data analysis.

Funding for this study was granted from Queen Mary Hospital Charitable Trust Training and Research Assistance Scheme for purchase of the silicone foam dressings.

The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

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