Clinican assessing pressure injury wound

Resources to Prevent Pressure Injuries and Manage Wounds

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    Help protect patients from pressure injuries

    Pressure injuries can occur almost anywhere on the body, and the causes are multi-factorial. There are many things that can be done to help prevent pressure injuries, including:¹

    • Regular risk, skin and tissue assessments
    • Proactive skin hygiene
    • Effective continence management
    • Use of low friction equipment and devices
    • Use of prophylactic dressings
  • Two clinicans assessing a patients pressure injury
    Pressure injury treatment strategies

    Despite your best efforts to prevent pressure injury, they can still occur. When shifting from prevention to treatment strategies, it is important to:¹

    • Differentiate the pressure injury from other wound etiologies
    • Classify the pressure injury appropriately
    • Set treatment goals and assessment timelines
    • Consider pain management strategies
    • Prevent against infection

Five-minute educational videos

This series of short educational videos covers the basics about pressure injury identification, assessment and treatment.

Pressure Injury Clinical Resources

Pressure Injury Education Resources

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