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A means of tying provision with need. Audit of pressure-relieving aids in community-based hospitals

A means of tying provision with need. Audit of pressure-relieving aids in community-based hospitals

Professional Nurse 10(3): 161-164

1. The use of pressure-relieving mattresses should be agreed with the multidisciplinary team according to specific criteria. 2. Criteria led to appropriate mattress being used, with standardised practice based on patients' individual clinical needs. 3. Nurses ensure pressure area care is prescribed, delivered and documented. 4. The audit tools could be amended for use in the community setting and other hospital specialties.

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