Smart Bandage Can Detect Pressure Injuries

Nurses understand the pain, costs, lifestyle and work restrictions that are often associated with pressure injuries otherwise known as bed sores and  pressure sores.  Can you imagine the positive implications  of this research for our patients,  the elderly and anyone at risk of developing pressure injuries along with the potential cost savings!

According to article referenced below  the new “smart bandage”  uses electrical currents to detect early tissue damage from pressure ulcers, or bedsores, before they can be seen by human eyes.

The Nurses for Nurses Network has a great range of Nursing Education and Nursing activities related to Wound Care including Webinars, Webinar Recordings, Quizzes and downloads that are free with membership. The sessions are focused on Nurses who need to know about managing wounds  in the ‘real world’ where Nurses are often time poor and resource limited!

Reference: http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2015/03/17/smart-bandages-detect-bedsores/( Accessed 25.03.15)

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