Pressure Ulcer Resources

Advancing Excellence Releases Quality Improvement Monitoring Tools for Pressure Ulcers

One of the eight Advancing Excellence goals is to reduce pressure ulcers in nursing homes.  The following quality improvement monitoring tools provide valuable information on preventing, treating, and tracking ongoing and newly acquired pressure ulcers.

Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Quick Reference Guide

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This Quick Reference Guide presents a summary of the recommendations and excerpts of the supporting evidence for pressure ulcer prevention and treatment. The more comprehensive Clinical Practice Guideline version of the  guideline provides a detailed analysis and discussion of available research, critical evaluations of the assumptions and  knowledge of the field, and description of the methodology used to develop guideline. This Quick Reference Guide is intended for busy health professionals who require a quick reference in caring for individuals in the clinical setting. Users should not rely on excerpts from the Quick Reference Guide alone.

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Now Available - Recording of Sept 25, 2014 Webinar - Deep Tissue Injury: A Dangerous Form of Pressure Ulcers.

Joyce M. Black, PhD, RN, Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska reviews the following:
- Identify the unique pathophysiology of deep tissue injury
- Describe the typical time frame for presentation of deep tissue injury
- Discuss prevention and treatment of DTI
- Consider methods of chart and patient examination to determine the timing of DTI