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

Published on: 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.

Tags

wounds and injuries, pressure ulcer, sheep, skin ulcer, wool, medical devices, Medical, lambswool, bedsore, bedsores, Dressing, dressings