Nurse innovator hopeful of pressure ulcer monitoring technology potential
A leading tissue viability nurse hopes that plans to develop an electronic tool for recording pressure ulcers for wider use across the NHS could transform the quality of data and aid efforts to improve prevention and treatment.
Ever since Roho were invented the only way to set one of these cushions up and make sure that it has the correct amount of air inside is to use the hand check. This method is really very much hit and miss. Not everybody has the same size hands. Some people have got little skinny fingers, whilst other people have got big porky pig sausage fingers. This means that you could have one person setting your cushion up as per their size of the hand. Then another person checks your cushion but they have big fat fingers.. If you do use the hand check then I think it's important that you have one person who keeps a check on it for you.