|Pressure Target app
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Pressure Target app
Pressure Target app
- A pressure ulcer education app for people with pressure ulcers, those at risk of developing them and their carers.
Pressure Target is an education app that uses images and animations to give users easy-to-read information about pressure ulcers. The app is divided into 6 main sections:
- Skin has information about what skin does and the structure of skin.
- Pressure ulcers has information on what a pressure ulcer is, who is at risk, how they happen and where they happen.
- Staging gives a description of the stages of pressure sores, what to look for and the average healing time.
- Prevention has information on the importance of prevention, warning signs and things you can do to prevent pressure sores.
- Pressure relief gives details of how to do pressure relief exercises in a wheelchair and tips on how to relieve pressure in bed.
- Management includes information on what do you if you notice warning signs, healing wounds, complications and reassessing risk.
For a complete app description, go to the the App Store(external link) or, for a more detailed review, see reviews below.
✔ Contributions from physical therapists and other medical personnel.
✘ No ulcer tracking feature.
Reviewer: Jeremy Steinberg, GP, FRNZCGP
Date of review: January 2020
Comments: This app is useful for patients with pressure ulcers, those at risk of developing them and the patient’s carers to learn about pressure ulcers and how to prevent and manage them. This app only provides education, but I was most impressed with it. It is surprisingly uncommon to find an app where the information is presented in an interactive and memorable way. An ulcer tracking feature would complete the app, and I hope the developer continues work on it.
Safety concerns: None.
New Zealand relevance: Relevant; no issues of concern.
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