Keeping It Heeled – Heel Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment in Long Term Care

Lead Presenter

Supporting Presenters

Tanqa Davis, LPN
Coordinator, Takita Clemmons, LPN

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Abstract

Background: The first randomized controlled trial focusing on dependent long-term care residents at high risk for developing facility-acquired pressure injuries, for which anisotropic prophylactic multilayer foam dressings were used, showed an important protective effect when these dressings were added to evidence-based preventive care. Nearly twice as many pressure injuries arose on patients’ heels which were not protected by these dressings as those which were . 1

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