WoundReference improves clinical decisions
 Choose the role that best describes you
Suva G, Sharma T, Campbell KE, Sibbald RG, An D, Woo K, et al.
International wound journal. Date of publication 2018 Aug 1;volume 15(4):580-589.
1. Int Wound J. 2018 Aug;15(4):580-589. doi: 10.1111/iwj.12901. Epub 2018 Mar 30. Strategies to support pressure injury best practices by the inter-professional team: A systematic review. Suva G(1), Sharma T(2), Campbell KE(3), Sibbald RG(4), An D(1), Woo K(5). Author information: (1)Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health, Toronto, Canada. (2)The Regional Municipality of York, Toronto, Canada. (3)Western University, Toronto, Canada. (4)Dalla Lana Faculty of Public Health, Women's College Hospital, Trillium Health Care Partners, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. (5)School of Nursing, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. Optimal pressure injury (ulcer) management by the inter-professional team requires appropriate health care system and organisational resources, infrastructure, and policies. A systematic review was conducted on pressure injury care-related education and health care system-/organisation-level strategies. A search for relevant articles published between January 2006 and October 2014 was applied to 8 databases. Ultimately, 22 articles pertaining to education and training and 12 articles pertaining to health care system and organisation supports for pressure injury care were included in the systematic review. A lack of pressure injury assessment and management knowledge by health care professionals was an overriding theme in the education literature. Some of the methods preferred for pressure injury education among nurses and physicians included information technology (eg, e-learning) with technology support and the use of high-quality wound pictures. Although the evidence is scarce, the literature did highlight specific system- and organisation-level barriers and enablers that influence practice change, including inter-professional communication and human resource investments. In conclusion, (1) the current evidence on the education and system-level enablers, barriers, and strategies to optimise pressure injury best practices requires further investigation, and (2) multi-faceted, up-stream, evidence-based approaches for pressure injury care are essential to improve health care and patient-related outcomes. © 2018 Medicalhelplines.com Inc and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. DOI: 10.1111/iwj.12901 PMID: 29600545
Appears in following Topics:
Pressure Ulcers/Injuries - Introduction and Assessment
Pressure Ulcers/Injuries - Treatment
Pressure Ulcers/Injuries -Coordination of Care