Interface pressure measurement systems for management of pressure sores

Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #1.

This report has been prepared to provide information and assist discussion on the management of pressure sores, a significant source of morbidity in health care institutions. The focus of the report is on a specific technology, interface pressure measurement. It is expected that other issues in this are will be addressed in future publications.

The focus of this report is in relation to the extrinsic factor of pressure, specifically, interface measurement systems. Its intent is to consider the efficacy or effectiveness of interface measurement systems in the prevention of pressure sores in bedridden or wheelchair bound individuals. Technical aspects of the technology are not considered in any detail. Some preliminary data are provided on prevalence and costs of pressure sores in Alberta.

NOTE: In 2006 the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research HTA unit moved to IHE. Documents produced in and prior to 2006 have different formats; the format was determined by the agency for which the document was produced.

Publication Type: Health Technology Assessments /
Systematic Reviews

Year of Publication: 1996

Topics: Prevention

Authors: Christa Harstall

ISBN (print): 0-9697154-5-5

ISSN: 1704-1090

ISSN (online): 1704-1104