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The moisture lesion prescription sticker
Why is it useful?
Patients in Critical Care often go through a period of critical illness making their skin vulnerable to moisture damage which can lead to further tissue deterioration. This moisture damage is known as a moisture lesion. It can be extremely uncomfortable and painful. The maintenance of skin integrity is vital for the prevention of moisture lesions.
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust identified that there were inconsistencies in its moisture lesion practice. Often there was no prescription in place. On identifying this, a moisture lesion sticker was designed that also offered up-to-date guidance, supporting the correct treatment.
It is in the initial phase of being rolled out following a Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle. This innovation was designed to ensure the trust's patients are receiving the correct treatment at the right time with documentation of care. The working group also aims to identify associations between this intervention and potential reduction in pressure ulcer development.
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