The widespread use of non-invasive mechanic ventilation for the treatment of acute and chronic respiratory diseases has led to the improvement of available masks. However, patients often report discomfort in the use of the mask. The aim of this study was to examine a particular side effect of NIMV: pressure ulcers. Through a review of the literature, we analyzed the risk factors, classification, prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers. We also performed a retrospective analysis of 57 patients adapted to CPAP in 2011, verifying the possible correlation between the type of mask and the presence of skin lesions.
|Translated title of the contribution||Skin lesion management during non-invasive ventilation: Prevention and therapy|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Rassegna di Patologia dell'Apparato Respiratorio|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine