Enhancing the Quality of Long-Term Patient Care by Use of the Innovative “Electrical Bed-Turning System” for the Prevention of Pressure Injuries: A Pilot Study

Authors

  • Jinpitcha Mamom Department of Adult Nursing and the Aged, Thammasat University, Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand, Center of Excellence in Creative Engineering Design and Development, Faculty of Engineering, Thammasat University, Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand
  • Bunyong Rungroungdouyboon Center of Excellence in Creative Engineering Design and Development, Faculty of Engineering, Thammasat University, Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand
  • Jak Chuanasa Center of Excellence in Creative Engineering Design and Development, Faculty of Engineering, Thammasat University, Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand

Keywords:

Innovative bed, Turning electrical system, Pressure injury prevention, Long-term care, Stroke patients

Abstract

Pressure injuries are a complication potentially occurring with long-term care residents. Prevention of pressure injuries significantly reduces the physical and psychological burdens on both patients and caregivers. The purpose of this quasi-experimental research design was to determine the effectiveness of an innovation: an electrical bed-turning system, and to study the opinions of caregivers on the use of this system. Samples consisted of 30 long-term care residents. Research instruments consisted of a demographic data questionnaire and pressure injury assessment form, together with an evaluation of the caregivers’ viewpoints. Data were analyzed through descriptive statistics and Mann-Whitney U test. After three months into the study, there were two pressure ulcer cases in the experimental group. The ulcers developed in the third month. There was a significant statistical difference from the control group, which developed 15 pressure ulcer cases: two, four and nine pressure ulcers in the first, second and third months, respectively. The caregivers had the greatest satisfaction in the use of the patient-turning beds. These beds were a health-based innovation that helped to develop long-term care capacity and to reduce caregiver workload. As a health-based innovation, it is also in compliance with the national policy of Thailand 4.0.

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Published

2022-03-28

How to Cite

Mamom, J., Rungroungdouyboon, B. ., & Chuanasa, J. . (2022). Enhancing the Quality of Long-Term Patient Care by Use of the Innovative “Electrical Bed-Turning System” for the Prevention of Pressure Injuries: A Pilot Study. Science & Technology Asia, 27(1), 128–135. Retrieved from https://ph02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/SciTechAsia/article/view/219666

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Section

Biological sciences