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Pressure injuries: Danny's story

PUBLICATION: 17 Mar 2017, Pressure Injury Prevention

In 1999, Danny was a forestry worker, when a rotten tree behind where he was working fell on him.

Pressure injuries: Rangi's story

PUBLICATION: 9 Dec 2016, Pressure Injury Prevention

Rangi is a 41-year-old Māori man who has been tetraplegic for 20 years. He is very aware of the dangers of pressure injuries and is proactive in every way to prevent them from occurring. Nevertheless, they sometimes develop and require treatment.

Pressure injuries: John’s story

PUBLICATION: 12 Aug 2016, Pressure Injury Prevention

John, a widower of 71 and recently retired, was admitted to hospital with an ischaemic leg, and developed a pressure injury.

Pressure injury case study: David Jackson’s story

PUBLICATION: 22 Sep 2017, Pressure Injury Prevention

In March 2017, David Jackson underwent a successful bilateral (double) hip replacement, but developed a pressure injury during his recovery in hospital.

Pressure injury case study: Amanda Bradbury’s story

PUBLICATION: 11 Aug 2017, Pressure Injury Prevention

In 2013, Amanda Bradbury was admitted to hospital with lymphedema (swelling) in her legs and a pressure injury on her sacrum, believed to be caused by an old, ill-fitting wheelchair.

Pressure injury case study: John Rankin’s story

PUBLICATION: 30 Jun 2017, Pressure Injury Prevention

In 2016, John Rankin was diagnosed with lymphoma after being admitted to hospital. During his stay in hospital, John was largely immobile and in a lot of pain. A couple of days before he was discharged, he developed a pressure injury.

Preventing pressure injuries in New Zealand

NEWS: 21 Jan 2016, Other Topics

The Health Quality & Safety Commission, ACC and the Ministry of Health have released a report that looks at the economic and social harm caused by pressure injuries.