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AusCAN risk assessment for SAPUs-draft
Transcript of AusCAN risk assessment for SAPUs-draft
Sitting Acquired Pressure Ulcers Vi Nguyen
Wound Healing and Occupational Performance Research Group
School of Surgery, University of Western Australia Part 1
identify factors associated with SAPU after spinal cord injury
develop a risk assessment to identify individuals at high risk for SAPU. Method
(presenter) Sitting Acquired Pressure Ulcers
Subset of pressure ulcers (deep tissue injury) (1)
Generally develop on the load-bearing regions of the bony pelvis during sitting
Ischial tuberosities, greater trochanter of the femur and coccyx/sacrum (2)
240 chronic prospective years Aims Risk Factors Demographics
BMI, Waist circumference,
Co morbidities Interface Pressure Mapping
Posture, Pelvic tilt
Wheelchair configuration, Cumulative sitting time Bladder, bowels
Ultrasound of soft tissue Quality of life
social support Aims Part 2
Determine the costs of treating a SAPU
Measure the loss of quality of life OT involvement chief investigators
Thank you- References