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Natural Sheepskins for Prevention or Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Effectiveness. Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Last updated: December 8, 2017
Project Number: RB1170-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of natural sheepskins for the prevention or treatment of pressure ulcers in adults with impaired mobility?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of natural sheepskins for the prevention or treatment of pressure ulcers in adults with impaired mobility?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of natural sheepskins for the treatment of pressure ulcers in adults with impaired mobility?

Key Message

Four systematic reviews and three evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding natural sheepskins for the prevention or treatment of pressure ulcers in adults with impaired mobility.