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November is Pressure Injury Prevention Month

Raising Awareness for Pressure Injury Prevention

As part of the WoundSource Practice Accelerator series, we are offering you this educational portal into a variety of topics related to pressure injury prevention and assessment.

Please scroll below to choose your learning experience and please share this page with your social network and colleagues. Expanded awareness leads to better prevention and care!

A Clinical Guide to Pressure Injury Risk Assessment & Prevention

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Pressure ulcers can develop quickly and can often be difficult to heal.

This guide provides an overview of skin assessment and prevention protocols for reducing pressure injury prevalence in patient populations.

Download the white paper

Seven Strategies for Pressure Ulcer/Injury Prevention

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Transferring pressure injury theory to practice is easier said than done. This webinar will present seven strategies for pressure injury prevention that you should consider for your facility/practice. Special emphasis will be given to practical, cost-effective strategies that focus on educating staff, documenting and auditing. Presented by Diane Krasner, PhD, RN, FAAN.

Watch the webinar

Read This Month's Featured Blogs

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Six Steps to Preventing Pressure Ulcers/Injuries

Pressure ulcers/injuries are extremely prevalent, particularly in long-term and other care facilities, and primarily affect older adults, those with cognitive impairment, mobility issues or individuals who are bedfast.

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Pressure Ulcer/Injury Prevention: Assessing Risk Factors

Pressure ulcers/injuries pose a major risk to patients by increasing morbidity and mortality and causing significant discomfort. They are also prevalent, particularly in long-term care facilities, where patient populations may be at higher risk of developing pressure injuries as a result of factors of age, immobility, and comorbidities

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3 Common Patient Challenges Associated with Pressure Ulcers/Injuries

Nurses and other health care professionals providing care to patients regularly face challenges that can make it more difficult to perform routine tasks and ensure patient comfort and well-being, especially with regard to pressure ulcer/injury prevention and treatment.

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The Building Blocks of Pressure Ulcer/Injury Treatment

Pressure ulcers/injuries are among the most costly and prevalent conditions faced by health care professionals. It is estimated that in the United States alone, pressure injuries cost up to $11.6 billion each year with an estimated per-injury cost of $20,900 to $151,700.

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Terms to Know: Pressure Injuries

Terms to Know: Pressure Injuries

Stage 1 Pressure Injury: Non-blanchable erythema of intact skin

Stage 2 Pressure Injury: Partial-thickness skin loss with exposed dermis

Stage 3 Pressure Injury: Full-thickness skin loss

Stage 4 Pressure Injury: Full-thickness skin and tissue loss

Unstageable Pressure Injury: Obscured full-thickness skin and tissue loss

Deep Tissue Pressure Injury: Persistent non-blanchable deep red, maroon or purple discoloration

Pressure Injury Prevention: 30 Facts

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Download “Pressure Injury Prevention – 30 Facts” and share it within your facility. This two-page fact sheet was created to support staff education on pressure injury prevention and treatment. The print-friendly format is perfect for posting on the bulletin board or distributing to your nursing staff at in-service.

Download the fact sheet

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