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ALLEVYN LIFE in pressure injury prevention

Independent study supports ALLEVYN LIFE in pressure injury prevention1.

The results of a recently published study, by Professor Cristiana Forni, demonstrate that ALLEVYN LIFE, used prophylactically as part of a pressure injury prevention programme, can significantly reduce the incidence of sacral pressure injury in elderly hip fracture patients*.

This study found, by adding ALLEVYN LIFE to standard preventative care:

  • 71% reduction in the onset of sacral pressure injuries1.
  • 56% reduction of all grades of pressure ulcers in all zones1.
  • Excellent adhesiveness was observed, minimising dressing consumption.

This independent, pragmatic RCT study assessed 359 hip fracture patients aged 65 and over. It directly compared standard preventative care with and without ALLEVYN LIFE.

Pressure injuries are a largely preventable complication** and this study demonstrates that the use of ALLEVYN LIFE in your pressure injury prevention protocol could significantly reduce incidences and provide improved clinical outcomes.

Could you improve patient outcomes by adding ALLEVYN LIFE to your pressure injury prevention protocol?

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Preventing and managing pressure injuries

Professor Dimitri Beeckman discusses the cost and implications of medical device-related pressure ulcers/injuries (MDRPUs) and how to establish an effective prevention protocol. Outlining the causes of MDRPUs, including skin integrity and microclimate, he shares guidance on dressing selection, dressing changes and developing clinician competencies. Dr Beeckman then argues the economic case for prevention over treatment, and the impact on best practice.

Watch it on our Education and Evidence website

 

Pressure injury management and protocols

Professor Dimitri Beeckman shares his experience on the management of pressure injuries, and how to implement a successful protocol that includes evaluating potential barriers and the appropriate use of clinical evidence. Dr Beeckman highlights the importance of staging pressure injuries, including documentation and reporting, tissue assessment and exudate management.

Watch it on our Education and Evidence website

 

Skin integrity in pressure injuries & IAD

Professor Dimitri Beeckman offers guidance to assess, categorise and maintain skin integrity for pressure injuries and incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD). He explains how to distinguish between them, with further discussion on available tools to assess and categorise IAD. Dr Beeckman then outlines why suitable skin care - including cleansing, moisturising and protecting - is an essential part of a pressure ulcer/injury prevention protocol.

Watch it on our Education and Evidence website

 

* Compared with standard prevention care alone.
** As demonstrated in elderly hip fracture patients in this RCT.
1. Forni C, D’Alessandro F, Gallerani P, Genco R, Bolzon A, Bombino C, et al: Effectiveness of using a new polyurethane foam multi-layer dressing in the sacral area to prevent the onset of pressure ulcer in the elderly with hip fracture: A pragmatic randomised, controlled trial. Int. Wound J. 2018; 1-8

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To access the new international guidelines, visit the PPPIA page.

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Download and share the Forni publication summary PDF.

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