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dc.contributor.authorWang, I
dc.contributor.authorWalker, R
dc.contributor.authorGillespie, BM
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-25T01:30:23Z
dc.date.available2019-01-25T01:30:23Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1837-6304
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/382057
dc.description.abstractBackground: Perioperative pressure injury (PI) remains problematic. Five key pressure injury prevention (PIP) strategies were identified according to literature. However, little is known about current perioperative PIP practice in compliance to international guidelines. Methods: This study describes perioperative health care practitioners’ implementation of five key PIP strategies in compliance with international PIP guidelines in a tertiary hospital. This was achieved via observation of the implementation of PIP strategies using a structured data collection tool and skin inspection on postoperative day 2. Results: Seventy-three patients undergoing surgical procedures were recruited. Of these, 36 were identified as at-risk of developing PI based on the Waterlow risk assessment. The number of PIP strategies implemented across the sample ranged from 27 to 49 strategies; and increased according to risk, with high-risk patients receiving more PIP strategies than those patients at moderaterisk, although this finding was statistically non-significant.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherCambridge Publishing
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.woundsaustralia.com.au/Web/Resources/Journal/Journal.aspx
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom24
dc.relation.ispartofpageto33
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalWound Practice and Research
dc.relation.ispartofvolume26
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111003
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.titleHow Well Do Perioperative Practitioners Implement Pressure Injury Prevention Guidelines? An Observational Study
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionPublished
gro.facultyGriffith Health, Menzies Health Institute
gro.rights.copyright© 2018 AWMA. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
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gro.griffith.authorWalker, Rachel M.
gro.griffith.authorGillespie, Brigid M.
gro.griffith.authorWang, Isabel


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