SAPPIRE: a prototype mobile tool for pressure ulcer risk assessment.


Conference Paper

Accurate assessment and documentation of skin conditions facilitate communication among care providers and are critical to effective prevention and mitigation of pressure ulcer. We report developing a prototype mobile system called SAPPIRE (Skin Assessment for Pressure Ulcer Prevention, an Integrated Recording Environment) for an android device to assist nurses with skin assessment and documentation at bedside. SAPPIRE demonstrates (1) data documentation conforming to the relevant terminology standards, (2) data exchange using Continuity of Care Records (CCR) standard and (3) smart display of patient data relevant to risk parameters to promote accurate pressure ulcer risk assessment with the Braden scale. Challenges associated standardizing assessment data faced during this development and the approaches that SAPPIRE took to overcome them are described.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kim, H; Chung, H; Wang, S; Jiang, X; Choi, J

Published Date

  • January 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 201 /

Start / End Page

  • 433 - 440

PubMed ID

  • 24943578

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24943578

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-8365

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0926-9630