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Reducing High-Risk Pressure Ulcers  (23)
 

This link contains prerecorded educational videos from the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) , such as Frequently Asked Questions About Pressure Injury Staging and Considerations for Bariatric Patients in Pressure Injuries and Wound Care.


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Date Added: 03/19/2018
Date Last Modified: 03/12/2018

This Minimum Data Set (MDS) tip sheet will assist in correctly documenting pressure injuries.


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Date Added: 10/05/2017
Date Last Modified: 09/27/2017

This instruction guide was designed to provide staff with knowledge that will help prevent pressure ulcers. Examples and ideas for training on pressure ulcer risk factors and interventions are provided.


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Date Added: 09/14/2017
Date Last Modified: 09/12/2017

The Mini Nutritional Assessment is a validated nutrition screening and assessment tool that can identify geriatric patients age 65 and above who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition.


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Date Added: 10/12/2016
Date Last Modified: 10/12/2016

This guide can assist in identifying the severity of and accurately documenting a patient's or resident's malnutrition.


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Date Added: 12/14/2011
Date Last Modified: 04/14/2016

This article concluded that using the 30° tilt to reposition older adults at risk for pressure ulcers every three hours at night reduces the incidence of pressure ulcers compared with usual care. (Note: Membership may be required to access this article.)


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Date Added: 02/19/2016
Date Last Modified: 02/15/2016

Use this document to assess your team's knowledge of pressure ulcer identification and treatment.


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Date Added: 11/17/2014
Date Last Modified: 11/17/2014

Use this document to properly classify and measure pressure ulcers.


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Date Added: 11/17/2014
Date Last Modified: 11/17/2014

Use this Excel document to help identify the root cause for the development of a specific resident's pressure ulcer and help identify opportunities for preventing pressure ulcers going forward.


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Date Added: 11/17/2014
Date Last Modified: 11/17/2014

Use this document to help document potential causes leading to facility-acquired pressure ulcers.


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Date Added: 09/24/2014
Date Last Modified: 09/24/2014

Reference this document for more information on assessing pressure ulcer risk and management needs.


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Date Added: 06/27/2013
Date Last Modified: 09/24/2014

This Spanish-language educational brochure informs patients and families about pressure ulcers and how they can assist health care providers in preventing them.


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Date Added: 11/21/2011
Date Last Modified: 09/24/2014

This educational brochure informs patients and families about pressure ulcers and how they can assist health care providers in preventing them.


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Date Added: 11/21/2011
Date Last Modified: 09/24/2014

This study provides information on the pressure ulcer incidence when residents at moderate and high risk of developing pressure ulcers were turned at two-, three- or four-hour intervals using high-density foam mattresses when repositioned consistently and skin monitored. The study finding has major implications for use of nursing staff and cost of nursing home care.


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Date Added: 04/28/2014
Date Last Modified: 04/28/2014

This article focuses on three steps in wound care - clinician competence, clinician confidence and utilizing continuous QA practices - that, if implemented, can improve overall success in wound prevention and healing.


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Date Added: 04/21/2014
Date Last Modified: 04/21/2014

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