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Clinical outcomes using a low friction and shear garment in the care home setting

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Clinical outcomes using a low friction and shear garment in the care home setting

Jackie Stephen-Haynes, Rosie Callaghan
1 November 2011

This article discusses an evaluation of Parafricta® (APA Parafricta) undergarments and bootees undertaken in nursing care homes with 25 patients who had developed pressure ulcers of up to grade 2. The objective was to determine the effectiveness of the low friction garments in conjunction with current treatment. The results support the conclusion that low friction garments can assist in both the prevention and management of up to category 2 pressure ulceration for those who are unable to reposition themselves. All garments were provided by APA Parafricta, Hampshire, but no further financial support was provided.

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