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From Prevention to Intervention: The Pressure Injury Management Journey

From Prevention to Intervention - The Pressure Injury Management Journey
 
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Pressure injuries are often preventable and have become recognized as indicators of health care quality. Implementation of an effective pressure injury prevention management program is essential to reducing the unacceptably high numbers of pressure injuries in the United States and worldwide.

This white paper describes how to build an effective pressure injury prevention program, from skin and risk assessments to care planning and finally program implementation. The guide also provides an overview of evidence-based conventional and advanced wound care modalities to optimize outcomes in patients with pressure injuries.

Wound care professionals seeking to create a pressure injury prevention program in their facility will find this guide extremely useful.

This white paper discusses the following topics:

Principles of a multidisciplinary pressure injury prevention program
Skin assessment
Risk assessment
Braden Scale scoring
Staff education
Conventional, advanced wound care, and surgical therapies for pressure injuries

Pressure injuries are often preventable and have become recognized as indicators of health care quality. Implementation of an effective pressure injury prevention management program is essential to reducing the unacceptably high numbers of pressure injuries in the United States and worldwide.

This white paper describes how to build an effective pressure injury prevention program, from skin and risk assessments to care planning and finally program implementation. The guide also provides an overview of evidence-based conventional and advanced wound care modalities to optimize outcomes in patients with pressure injuries.

Wound care professionals seeking to create a pressure injury prevention program in their facility will find this guide extremely useful.

This white paper discusses the following topics:

Principles of a multidisciplinary pressure injury prevention program
Skin assessment
Risk assessment
Braden Scale scoring
Staff education
Conventional, advanced wound care, and surgical therapies for pressure injuries

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