Pressure ulcer prevention in transition from hospital to home for individuals with spinal cord injury: a scoping review protocol

Knærke Søgaard*, Martin Sollie

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Background: Individuals suffering from spinal cord injury have a lifelong increased risk of developing pressure ulcers and prevention across sectors is essential. Objective: To identify and describe elements of importance to pressure ulcer prevention in transitional care such as initiatives, organisation and stakeholders perspectives. The knowledge from this review will contribute in a planned project to optimize pressure ulcer treatment and prevention in the spinal cord injured population. Methods: A scoping review. Databases searched: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, Web of Science and SCOPUS from the year 2000 to present, using the terms: Pressure ulcer, spinal cord injury and transition. Two reviewers conduct all phases of the review. Data extraction and presentation focuses on the important elements identified in the included studies. Critical appraisal of included studies is performed by using validated design-specific quality assessment tools.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2021
PublisherSyddansk Universitet. Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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