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Pressure ulcers: Implementation science and education

  • Attitude of nurses and nursing students towards the prevention of incontinence-associated dermatitis: A psychometric instrument validation study; Nele Van Damme
  • A realist evaluation of pressure ulcer risk assessment instrument use in clinical practice; Susanne Coleman
  • Sustainability of a multi-faceted intervention to implement evidence-based pressure ulcer prevention; Eva Sving
  • Wound management  training programme for health care support workers; Linda Fennel


Basic science: Biomechanics and aetiology

  • Surfaces for health: In-vivo measurement of the effect of shear and pressure on skin viability; Iris Hoogendoorn
  • Surfaces for health: On the relationship between surface texture and shear; Michel Klaassen
  • Spatial effects of indentation induced deep tissue injury; Willeke Traa
  • Incidence of skin pressure ulcers using cyclic pressure application in diet-induced model of skin adiposity in mice; Dominique Sigaudo-Roussel
  • Does posture influence biomechanics and physiological parameters on participants supported on an intelligent mattress; Peter Worsley


Innovations in pressure ulcer prevention and treatment & Impact on pressure ulcers on patients, carers and society

  • National audit of pressure ulcers and incontinence associated dermatitis: Cross-sectional survey in Wales; Michael Clark
  • Extensive multifocal pressure ulcers in a young female patient bedridden due to multiple sclerosis: Case Study; Marcin Malka
  • Prevention of pressure ulcers with a static air support surface: A systematic review; Brecht Serraes
  • The effects of bacterial fragments and antioxidants on cell resilience to mechanical stress; Lisa Tucker-Kellogg


Pressure ulcer prevention and management in specific patient groups (paediatrics, surgery, spinal cord, injury, ER, older persons, palliative care, etc.) (1)

  • The effects of cervical collar design and strap tension on tissue status reflected in biomechanics parameters and biomarker response; Peter Worsley
  • Hospital acquired pressure ulcers increase the risk of adverse outcome in critically ill patients; Maarit Ahtiala
  • Consistent practices in prevention of pressure ulcers; Sirpa Mäki-Turja-Rostedt
  • Improving pressure ulcer prevention in nursing homes; Michael Clark


Pressure ulcer prevention and management in specific patient groups (paediatrics, surgery, spinal cord, injury, ER, older persons, palliative care, etc.) (2)

  • Translating evidence-based device-related pressure injury prevention strategies to the intensive care environment: The SUSTAIN study; Fiona Coyer
  • Pressure injury prevention interventions in adults and paediatrics; Ann Marie Nie
  • The clinical effectiveness of silicone dressings to prevent PU in aged care; Nick  Santamaria
  • Making a difference in residential aged care: Reducing pressure injury rates through a multi-nodal approach; Tabatha Rando


Pressure ulcers: Patient safety, quality of care and policy

  • The Ghent Global IAD Categorisation Tool (GLOBIAD) for incontinence-associated dermatitis: International development and reliability study; Karen Van den Bussche
  • The development of a generic wound assessment minimum data set; Susanne Coleman
  • Using an informal educational approach to improve pressure ulcer diagnosis and grading; Heather Hodgson
  • The possibility to monitor pressure ulcers prevalence and incidence on national level; Andrea Pokorna


Innovative approaches in clinical research (prevention and treatment)

  • Independent risk factors for the development of skin erosion due to incontinence in nursing homes and the ICU; Nele Van Damme
  • Pressure mapping to prevent pressure ulcers in a geriatric hospital ward: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial; Lena Gunningberg
  • PROTECT - Trial: A multi-center prospective pragmatic RCT and health economic analysis about the effect of tailored repositioning to prevent pressure ulcers; Dorien De Meyer
  • Outcomes of pressure ulcer treatment in specialist wound clinics; Michael Clark
  • Measuring microclimate: An RCT to explore the influences of foam dressings on pressure prone areas; William McGuiness


Pressure ulcers: Patient safety, quality of care and policy

  • Varieties of Pressure Injury in the Terminally Ill; Joyce Black
  • Clinical performance of a new PU risk tool: Shape Risk Scale with the Braden scale; Esa Soppi
  • A scientific assessment of an automated disinfection system for the decontamination of hospital: Pressure-relieving mattresses; Samantha Westgate
  • Ground-breaking clinical research revealing the effectiveness of therapeutic seating in reducing pressure injuries; Martina Tierney


Pressure ulcers and health economics & Interdisciplinary collaboration

  • A multidisciplinary approach to pressure ulcer prevention: An exploration of healthcare professionals' involvement and perceptions of pressure ulcer prevention in a community setting; Paul Clarkson
  • Outcomes of a specialist multi-disciplinary team in prevention of hospital acquired pressure injuries and malnutrition in an acute hospital setting: A pilot project; Jessica Moon
  • Promoting cultural change impacts the bottom line: A case for measuring the economic impact of providing supportive environment; Sarah Sage
  • The direct cost of pressure injury (PI) treatment in an Australian residential aged care setting; Suzanne Kapp


Student free paper: Clinical science

  • A review of design and analysis methods for pressure ulcer research; Isabelle Smith
  • Effects of two different fabrics on skin barrier function under real pressure conditions; Tsenka Tomova-Simitchieva
  • Real time feedback of pressure points: A tool to increase patient´s participation?; Lisa Hultin
  • Dry skin and pressure ulcer risk: A multi-center cross-sectional prevalence study in German hospitals and nursing homes; Anna Lechner


Student free paper: Basic science

  • Modelling an adult human head on different positioners for pressure ulcer prevention; Rona Greifman
  • Deep tissue loads in the seated buttocks on a foam off-loading wheelchair cushion versus an adjustable air-cell-based cushion: Finite element studies; Lea Cohen
  • Dynamic computational simulations for evaluating protocols of tissue loads applied by a regulated negative pressure-assisted wound therapy (rnpt) system for treating large wounds; Rona Greifman
  • An interconnected-air-cells cushion technology is effective in protecting bony clients; Lea Cohen