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NSWOCC Members Journal Club - March

“Application of the sheepskin mattress in clinical care for pressure relieving: a quantitative experimental evaluation”

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NSWOCC Members Journal Club - March
NSWOCC Members Journal Club - March

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20 mars 2024, 20 h 00 – 21 h 00 HAE

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About the event

What is Journal Club? 

The NSWOCC Members Journal Club is a monthly virtual meeting open to NSWOCC Members of all levels of nursing experience to come together to discuss a either a Wound, Ostomy or Continence article. The Journal Club offers Members the opportunity to connect, learn, and share expertise & experience in a safe and fun environment.

Led by the NSWOCC Membership Core Program, the goal is to make sure everyone feels empowered to participate and that each voice in the group is heard so we can all grow and learn together.

Article: “Application of the sheepskin mattress in clinical care for pressure relieving: a quantitative experimental evaluation”

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Abstract:

This study aimed at quantitatively evaluating the effectiveness of sheepskin mattress (SSM) in pressure relieving, and then variables of peak pressure (mmHg) (PP), average pressure (AP) and contact area (cm2) (CA) at the total, back, sacrum and heel regions of 18 students supinely lying in a control mattress (CM), standard hospital mattress (SHM), SHM + SSM, SSM + CM and AM + CM were measured and contrasted. Paired-T test with a significant level of .05 shows that: the intervention of SSM significantly increased the total CA of SHM by 395.6 cm2 and lowered its PP and AP by 8.8 and 2.0 mmHg respectively; further, the pressure distribution of SSM + CM was superior to that of AM + CM. The reliability of this study, with exception of the heel area, was proven to be good. Overall, the sheepskin mattress is an effective product in pressure reliving.

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