Priority 1 from the Pressure Ulcer PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How effective is repositioning in the prevention of pressure ulcers? (JLA PSP Priority 1)
Overall ranking 1
JLA question ID 0013/1
Explanatory note Existing systematic reviews were not up to date at the time of the PSP

Systematic review in preparation at time of PSP:  Gillespie BM, Chaboyer WP, McInnes E, Kent B, Whitty JA. Repositioning for pressure ulcer prevention in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD009958. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009958.

Systematic review that needed updated or extending at time of PSP:  Reddy M, Gill S S, Rochon P A. Preventing pressure ulcers: a systematic review. JAMA.2006;296(8):974?84. Michael S M, Porter D, Pountney T E. Tilted seat position for non-ambulant individuals with neurological and neuromuscular impairment: a systematic review. Clinical Rehabilitation 2007; 21(12): 1063-74

Health Research Classification System category Skin
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples This is an indicative uncertainty. This or a similar uncertainty was submitted the following number of times in the survey: 47
Submitted by Clinicians
Outcomes to be measured Prevention
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0013
PSP name Pressure Ulcers
Total number of uncertainties shown on the spreadsheet 269  (To see a full list of these, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop March 2013