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PhD study: Implementing a pressure ulcer prevention care bundle in nursing homes

What’s the aim of the study?
This work aims to understand the context of, and the barriers and facilitators to, preventing pressure ulcers in nursing homes. Following this, a pressure ulcer prevention care bundle will be developed, implemented, and evaluated in nursing homes across Greater Manchester.

Why is it important?
Once pressure ulcers develop, serious and life-threatening complications may occur. This has a big impact on the patient and their family and carers, both physically and financially, and therefore pressure ulcer prevention is a key priority.

Who is the PhD student?
Jacqueline Lavallee is a trainee health psychologist who joined our wound care programme in September 2014. She is based at The University of Manchester’s Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work.

Who else is involved?
This PhD is being supervised by Professor Dame Nicky CullumDr Jo Dumville and Dr Trish Gray, and involves Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.

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For more information please contact Jacqueline Lavallee.

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