Evidence for Everyday Nursing


Launched in November 2015, Evidence for Everyday Nursing is an ongoing series of evidence relevant to everyday nursing practice, shared on social media. We have had great feedback from nurses saying they useful for keeping up to date with the latest evidence.

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Silicone dressings, compared with no dressing, and a topical compound containing fatty acid compared to a control compound without fatty acid, may reduce the likelihood of developing a pressure ulcer (both low certainty evidence). The benefits and harms of other dressings and topical agents remain uncertain (low and very low certainty evidence). It is uncertain whether there are harms associated with these dressings and topical agents. Few studies reported on harms. Cochrane Review; 18 studies with 3629 people, evaluating the effects of dressings and/or topical agents on pressure ulcer prevention in people without pressure ulcers but considered to be at high risk, in a variety of healthcare settings.

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