Dolphin Therapy: The most effective therapy surface for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers in the most complex of patients?
Natalie Harrison, 17 Nov, 2016
Jacqui Fletcher, independent nurse, presented at Wounds UK 2016 a summary of 160 Dolphin Therapy patients from 19 hospital sites.
– 57% improved or healed
– 32% remained static
In addition, 71% of patients with moisture lesions improved or healed.
Other outcomes found include:
– 85% of patients for whom microclimate management was an objective reported an improvement
– 98% of patients for whom improved comfort was an objective reported an improvement
– 99% of patients for whom pain reduction was an objective reported an improvement
– 92% of patients who had previously been nursed on a dynamic surface were able to be re-positioned less frequently
– 57% of non-concordant patients became concordant, and 43% became partially concordant
For these 160 complex patients, Dolphin Therapy provided a range of improved outcomes including better skin outcomes, better comfort and improved concordance. Staff also felt the Dolphin was beneficial for their patients and for care delivery.
Click here to view a short informative video that summarises the 160 patient evaluation
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