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Repositioning for pressure ulcer prevention in adults

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • Brigid M Gillespie,

    1. Griffith University, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Nursing, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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  • Wendy P Chaboyer,

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    1. Griffith University, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Nursing, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    • Wendy P Chaboyer, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Nursing, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. w.chaboyer@griffith.edu.au.

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  • Elizabeth McInnes,

    1. National Centre for Clinical Outcomes Research (NaCCOR), Nursing and Midwifery, Australia, Nursing Research Institute, St Vincent's and Mater Health Sydney ACU, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
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  • Bridie Kent,

    1. Deakin University, Melbourne, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin Centre for Quality and Risk Management, Burwood, Victoria, Australia
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  • Jennifer A Whitty

    1. Griffith Health Institute, Centre for Applied Health Economics, School of Medicine, Meadowbrook, Queensland, Australia
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The objectives of this review are three-fold: first, to assess the effects of repositioning on the prevention of PUs in all adults, irrespective of risk, nursed in a hospital or long-term care setting; second, to ascertain the most effective repositioning schedules (i.e.,timing of repositioning); and third, to ascertain the most effective positions for preventing PUs in adults, nursed in a hospital or long-term care setting. Specifically, this review addresses the following questions.

  1. What is the most effective repositioning position for preventing PUs?

  2. What is the most effective repositioning schedule for preventing PUs?

  3. What are the incremental resource consequences and costs associated with implementing different repositioning regimens compared with alternate schedules or standard practice?

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