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Commentary on: Jackson D, Sarki AM, Betteridge R, Brooke J. Medical device-related pressure ulcers: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Nurs Stud 2019;92:109–120.
Implications for practice and research
Medical devices used for diagnostic, preventive or therapeutic purposes may have unintended consequences on patients such as medical device-related pressure injuries, which affect patients’ well-being and increase the cost of care.
Further research is warranted to inform strategies for risk assessment and prevention of medical device-related pressure ulcers.
Medical device-related pressure ulcers are areas of localised injury to the skin or underlying tissue as a result of sustained pressure from a device.1 Medical device-related pressure ulcers occur across hospital departments.2 Patients who use medical devices are twice more likely to develop pressure injuries than patients who do not use medical devices.3 Medical device-related pressure ulcers decrease patients’ …
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