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Non-Pharmacological Prevention of Pressure Injuries: An Environmental Scan

Last updated: May 21, 2019
Project Number: ES0332-000
Product Line: Environmental Scans
Result type: Report

A variety of non-pharmacological options exist for the prevention of pressure injuries (PI). CADTH considered this topic for a Health Technology Assessment but determined that further information was needed to help refine the scope of future work. This Environmental Scan was conducted to understand the current context of care, including the interventions, settings, and patient populations that are of interest to Canadian jurisdictions in the context of PI prevention.

The objectives of this Environmental Scan were:

  • to identify the non-pharmacological interventions for preventing PIs that are currently in use, being considered for use, or being considered for discontinuation of use in different care settings in Canadian jurisdictions
  • to identify the relevant settings of use for non-pharmacological interventions for preventing PIs
  • to identify the relevant patient populations for use of non-pharmacological interventions for preventing PIs
  • to identify key issues and questions Canadian jurisdictions are facing related to this topic.