• pressure
  • Patients meeting the study inclusion criteria will be randomly allocated to either the control group that will receive usual pressure ulcer prevention strategies or the trial group that will receive usual care plus have a Mepilex Border Sacrum dressing applied to their sacrum and Mepilex Boarder Heel dressing applied to each heel in the ED. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Pressure ulcers are localised injuries to the skin and/or underlying tissue due to mechanical loading. (tue.nl)
  • Deep tissue injury (DTI) is a severe type of pressure ulcer originating subcutaneously. (tue.nl)
  • As a result they are often undetected until the wound has evolved to the skin surface, exposing a category III or IV pressure ulcer. (tue.nl)