Evaluating two dressings for the prevention of nasal bridge pressure sores

Prof Nurse. 1998 Mar;13(6):361-4.


Nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) can provide symptom control and improved quality of life for patients with acute and chronic respiratory failure. Many patients using a Respironics mask for NIPPV develop nasal bridge pressure sores. Two dressing were compared for effectiveness in preventing such sores. Patients using Granuflex had less skin deterioration over time compared to a comparison group and patients using Spenco Dermal.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study
  • Controlled Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Bandages / standards*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intermittent Positive-Pressure Ventilation / instrumentation
  • Male
  • Masks / adverse effects*
  • Middle Aged
  • Nose
  • Pressure Ulcer / etiology*
  • Pressure Ulcer / prevention & control*