Bedsore Prevention Research

1. Expert Decubitus ulcer, Bedsore & Pressure Sore information:

Sheepskin overlays also help lower the likelihood of pressure sores. Remember to change position regularly. Setting an alarm or playing music ...Research results from MacMaster University

DJ Jolley, R Wright, S McGowan… - Medical Journal of …, 2004 - Wiley Online Library
Objective: To estimate the effectiveness of a new high‐performance Australian medical 
sheepskin (meeting Australian Standard 4480.1‐1998) in preventing pressure ulcers in a 
general hospital population at low to moderate risk of these ulcers.  
P Mistiaen, W Achterberg, A Ament… - Wound repair and …, 2010 - Wiley Online Library
ABSTRACT A multicenter prospective randomized clinical trial was undertaken to 
investigate the effectiveness of the Australian Medical Sheepskin (AMS) in the prevention of 
sacral pressure ulcers in somatic nursing home patients. 
P Mistiaen, A Ament… - BMC health …, 2010 - bmchealthservres.biomedcentral …
Many devices are in use to prevent pressure ulcers, but from most little is known about their 
effects and costs. One such preventive device is the Australian Medical Sheepskin that has 
been proven effective in three randomized trials.
P Mistiaen, W Achterberg… - BMC health …, 2008 - bmchealthservres.biomedcentral …
Pressure ulcers are a major problem, especially in nursing home patients, although they are 
regarded as preventable and there are many pressure relieving methods and materials. One 
such pressure relieving material is the recently developed Australian Medical Sheepskin


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