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Evidence Based Nursing Interventions in Prevention of Pressure Ulcer among Children

P. Sumathy, S. Rajeswari

Keywords : Pressure Ulcer, Braden Q scale, Neonatal Skin Risk Assessment Scale

Citation Information : Sumathy P, Rajeswari S. Evidence Based Nursing Interventions in Prevention of Pressure Ulcer among Children. 2015; 4 (1):17-22.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10085-4104

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Pressure ulcer (PU) has now become a common problem among the Paediatric population. The risk factors can be classified into intrinsic and extrinsic factors. There are several scales for assessment of pressure ulcer for children but the Braden Q scale is found to be more valid and reliable, and for the new born, it is the Neonatal Skin Risk Assessment Scale (NSRAS). All children who are admitted should have a comprehensive assessment and those with pressure injuries are staged as per National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. Nurses have got a pivotal role in prevention of pressure ulcer among children by adopting various preventive strategies.


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