AUSCAN RISK ASSESSMENT FOR SITTING ACQUIRED PRESSURE ULCERS
Grant number: 634388 | Funding period: 2016 - 2017
Sitting acquired pressure ulcers are one of the major complications that occur after spinal cord injury. This project will determine factors that are associated with the development of sitting acquired pressure ulcers after spinal cord injury; and will develop a risk assessment tool that can identify those at high risk of pressure ulcer development. The cost of treating a pressure ulcer will also be assessed. This will enable cost-effective preventive treatment to be used in these individuals.
Related publications (2)
Ultrasonography Detects Deep Tissue Injuries in the Subcutaneous Layers of the Buttocks Following Spinal Cord Injury
Jillian M Swaine, William Breidahl, DL Bader, CWJ Oomens, Edmond O'Loughlin, Nick Santamaria, Michael C Stacey
Background: Ultrasonography may have potential as an effective diagnostic tool for deep tissue injury (DTI) in tissues overlying b..
Adaptation of a MR imaging protocol into a real-time clinical biometric ultrasound protocol for persons with spinal cord injury at risk for deep tissue injury: A reliability study
Jillian M Swaine, Andrew Moe, William Breidahl, Daniel L Bader, Cees WJ Oomens, Leanne Lester, Edmond O'Loughlin, Nick Santamaria, Michael C Stacey
BACKGROUND: High strain in soft tissues that overly bony prominences are considered a risk factor for pressure ulcers (PUs) follow..