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Comparison of two repositioning schedules for the prevention of pressure ulcers in patients on mechanical ventilation with alternating pressure air mattresses.

Authors
  • Manzano, Francisco
  • Colmenero, Manuel
  • Pérez-Pérez, Ana María
  • Roldán, Delphine
  • Jiménez-Quintana, María del Mar
  • Mañas, María Reyes
  • Sánchez-Moya, María Angustias
  • Guerrero, Carmen
  • Moral-Marfil, María Ángeles
  • Sánchez-Cantalejo, Emilio
  • Fernández-Mondéjar, Enrique
Type
Published Article
Journal
Intensive care medicine
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2014
Volume
40
Issue
11
Pages
1679–1687
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00134-014-3424-3
PMID: 25189288
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A strategy aimed at increasing repositioning frequency (2 versus 4 h) in patients under MV and on an APAM did not reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers. However, it did increase device-related adverse events and daily nursing workload.

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