Cost comparison of pressure ulcer preventive dressings: hydrocolloid dressing versus transparent polyurethane film

Cost comparison of pressure ulcer preventive dressings: hydrocolloid dressing versus transparent polyurethane film

Author Dutra, R. A. A. Google Scholar
Salome, G. M. Google Scholar
Leal, L. M. F. Google Scholar
Alves, M. G. Google Scholar
Moura, J. P. Google Scholar
Silva, A. T. Google Scholar
Pereira, V. O. S. Google Scholar
Brito, Maria José Azevedo de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ferreira, Lydia Masako Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Objective: To evaluate and compare the costs of using a transparent polyurethane film (PF) and hydrocolloid dressing (HD) in the prevention of pressure ulcers (PUs). Method: This descriptive, observational, longitudinal, comparative study was conducted in the intensive care units, coronary care unit and medical clinic of a charity hospital in Brazil. Data were collected during a 30-day study period, consisting of physical examination, assessment of risk factors for PU development and application of the Braden scale, which were performed at inclusion in the study and once daily during hospitalisation. Either PF or HD was applied bilaterally in the sacral and trochanteric regions for prevention of PUs in patients at a moderate to high risk of PUs according to the Braden scale, and costs of using PU preventive dressings were estimated. Results: The mean total costs per dressing change per patient when using the HD and PF to prevent PUs were 413.60 BRL and 74.04 BRL, respectively. There were significant between-group differences in mean costs for all variables, except for saline solution and nurse-technician services. Conclusion: Results showed that the mean cost per dressing change per patient was lower when using the transparent PF than when using the HD. Declaration of interest: The authors state no conflict of interest.
Keywords pressure ulcers
risk factors
Braden scale
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Language English
Date 2016
Published in Journal Of Wound Care. London, v. 25, n. 11, p. 635-640, 2016.
ISSN 0969-0700 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Ma Healthcare Ltd
Extent 635-640
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000389707600007

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