New Nursing study: Improving resident positioning to prevent pressure injuries

Pressure injuries are prevalent among aged care residents and a new study aims to improve pressure area care to reduce the incidence of this adverse event.


Led by Dr Suzanne Kapp from the Department of Nursing at the University of Melbourne, the study will evaluate a new method of positioning of aged care residents using fluidized positioners. These innovative devices conform to the skin and maintain shape to optimise positioning of the body and pressure redistribution. The study has been funded by Gandel Philanthropy and is being conducted in collaboration with Tel Aviv University in Israel and Northeast Health in Wangaratta, Australia.

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