Title

Prophylactic Multi-Layer Silicone Foam Dressings to Prevent Sacral Pressure Injuries

Presenter Information

Abby BreiteFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Jessica Naber, RN, PhD; Lori Ballard, RN, MSN

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Pressure injuries are still a problem for patients and facilities across the United States. Hospital acquired pressure injuries affect approximately 2.5 million patients per year, which can lead to unnecessary pain for patients and increased costs for hospitals (Padula, 2017). Recently, the use of pressure injury prevention strategies, including the use of prophylactic dressings, has been implemented into hospitals. Three articles examine the effectiveness of prophylactic multi-layer silicone foam dressings in preventing sacral pressure injuries.

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Prophylactic Multi-Layer Silicone Foam Dressings to Prevent Sacral Pressure Injuries

Pressure injuries are still a problem for patients and facilities across the United States. Hospital acquired pressure injuries affect approximately 2.5 million patients per year, which can lead to unnecessary pain for patients and increased costs for hospitals (Padula, 2017). Recently, the use of pressure injury prevention strategies, including the use of prophylactic dressings, has been implemented into hospitals. Three articles examine the effectiveness of prophylactic multi-layer silicone foam dressings in preventing sacral pressure injuries.