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    EDITORS CHOICE - HIGH VALUE CLINICAL TOOLS FROM TOP REFERENCES:

    Editor's Choice: AORN Releases a ‘Pressure Ulcer Prevention Took Kit’ for Surgical Patients
    An essential, innovative resource for perioperative nurses

     

    Editor’s Choice: Key Reference: Conformational Positioning to Reduce Pressure Ulcer Incidence
    Advances in patient positioning technology are essential to prevention

    Editor’s Choice: Key Reference: Delayed Diabetic Healing and Surgical Site Infections
    Better protect diabetics who are at increased risk of SSI

    Editor’s Choice: Key Reference: Medical Device-related Pressure Ulcers (MDRPU) in suspected Spinal Cord Injury Patients
    The high incidence of MDRPU in sSCI patients means frequent assessment and protection is required

     

    Editor’s Choice: Key Reference: Relationship Between Duration of Surgery and Development of a Pressure Ulcer

    Editor’s Choice: Tools Providing Skin Tear Guidance I
    ISTAP Skin Tear Algorithm

    Editor’s Choice: Tools Providing Skin Tear Guidance II
    ISTAP Skin Tear Classification Tool

    Editor’s Choice: Tools Providing Guidance on Medical Adhesive-Related Skin Injury (MARSI)
    Four Tables provide: guidance for assessing patient risk, detailed descriptions of actions that cause MARSI,  as well as an algorithm for prevention, as recommended by a December 2012 international consensus panel.

    Editor’s Choice: Tool describing Universal Heel Precautions
    This table within a 2013 reference provides the most current recommendations to protect heels based on the patient’s level and duration of immobility.  A link to the journal where the article can be purchased is provided.

    Editor’s Choice: Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis Intervention Tool (IAD IT)
    The IAD IT is a simple, concise tool that helps staff determine appropriate interventions for this frequent clinical problem. It is available free of charge online.  The link is provided.

    Editors Choice: Algorithm for Support Surface Selection

    Editors Choice: Differentiating Skin Injuries from Moisture, Pressure and Friction Etiology

    Editors Choice: Unavoidable Pressure Injury: State of the Science and Consensus Outcomes

     

    Editor’s Choice: Preventing Skin Injury in the OR

     

    NPUAP GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS


    NPUAP: Pressure Ulcer Staging Guidance:

    NPUAP Pressure Ulcer Definitions
    The NPUAP definitions of Stage I-IV and unstageable pressure ulcers as well as Suspected Deep Tissue Injury.

    NPUAP:Pressure Ulcer Staging Illustrations
    The NPUAP illustrations of Stage I-IV and unstageable pressure ulcers as well as Suspected Deep Tissue Injury.

    The NPUAP PUSH Tool
    THE NPUAP Pressure Ulcer Scale for Healing tool (PUSH Tool)is used to document pressure ulcer healing.

    Pressure Ulcer Staging Key Card
    This pdf  prints out to create a key card to educate/remind staff of how to accurately stage a pressure ulcer.  It is designed to be laminated and attached to a lanyard for easy reference.


    NPUAP Medical Device-Related Pressure Ulcers (MDRPU): Best Practice Guides:

    Best Practices for Prevention of Medical Device-Related Pressure Ulcers

    Best Practices for Prevention of Medical Device-Related Pressure Ulcers in Critical Care

    Best Practices for Prevention of Medical Device-Related Pressure Ulcers in Pediatric Populations

    Best Practices for Prevention of Medical Device-Related Pressure Ulcers in Long Term Care


    NPUAP: Pressure Ulcer Prevention Points
    The NPUAP points on preventing pressure ulcers in a concise outline.


    NPUAP Template: Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
    NPUAP recommendations/template for the  process required to trace the origin of a pressure ulcer.


    NPUAP Position Statements:

    NPUAP Position Statement: Mucosal Pressure Ulcers
    The 2013 National Pressure Advisory Panel Position Statement on Mucosal Pressure Ulcers defines the pathophysiology and recommends against staging.

    NPUAP Position Statement: Exposed Cartilage
    The 2013 National Pressure Advisory Panel Position Statement on Exposed Cartilage recommends classification as a Stage IV pressure ulcer when cartilage is exposed.

     

    NPUAP Position Statement: Hand Checks/Bottoming
    The 2013 National Pressure Advisory Panel Position Statement on Exposed Cartilage recommends classification as a Stage IV pressure ulcer when cartilage is exposed.