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Pressure Injury Prevention in ICU

  • 15 Mar 2018 11:41 AM
    Message # 5979383

    Hello everyone,

    I thought this project might be of interest.

    For any questions or thoughts feel free to reply to this thread or email me on justin.bradley@monashhealth.org



    Last modified: 15 Mar 2018 11:43 AM | Justin Bradley
  • 2 Jun 2018 5:53 PM
    Reply # 6281644 on 5979383
    Pam Chen (Administrator)

    What a great initiative!

    Just to clarify, did all patients (regardless of presence of heel PU) have prophylactic Mepilex heel dressings applied? What was the frequency of changing this? 


  • 20 May 2019 9:11 AM
    Reply # 7350693 on 5979383

    Hi Pam,

    Yes that is correct. Everyone had mepilex heel applied as a preventative (as opposed to management of) measure. This was changed PRN but on average 3 x week. The main problem was integrity of the silicone interface as they were peeling it back at the start of each shift to complete a full skin integrity check.


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