Mr. A.H. is told about a study being conducted at the university using electrical stimulation for the treatment of pressure sores. Mr. A.H. is curious about this option, but would like further information about its effectiveness as he lives a fair distance from the university and it is challenging to arrange for accessible transportation.
Q22. What is the evidence associated with electrical stimulation to treat pressure ulcers?
1. There is level 1 evidence from two RCTs to support the use of electrical stimulation to accelerate the healing rate of stage III and IV pressure ulcers when combined with standard wound management (figure 5).
For more information please see: Electrical Stimulation in the Treatment of Pressure Ulcers
Figure 5. Electric Current Application for wound healing