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Pressure Injury Management

Clinical Guidelines

  • Identifying the Right Surface for the Right Patient at the Right Time - Generation and Content Validation of an Algorithm for Support Surface Selection
    McNichol L., et al. | Journal of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing | 2015

    A consensus conference was held to fill the void in clinical literature as to the appropriate surface technology to prevent or treat pressure ulcers.  Although the literature is clear that technology may help, no specific guidance yet exists on which surfaces are appropriate for th right patient and the right time.  This article lays the foundation for how the expert consensus panel researched, deliberated and created an algorithm for support surface selection.  It provides the first known consenses based algorithm for pressure ulcer prevention and treatment in press.

  • Pressure Ulcers: Avoidable or Unavoidable? Results of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Consensus Conference
    Black J, et al. | Ostomy Wound Management | 2011

    The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) hosted a conference in 2010 to establish consensus on the avoidability of pressure ulcers. An overall 80% agreement was reached among representatives, with unanimous consensus reached for the following: most PrUs are avoidable; not all PrUs are avoidable; there are situations that render PrU development unavoidable, including hemodynamic instability that is worsened with physical movement and inability to maintain nutrition and hydration status and the presence of an advanced directive prohibiting artificial nutrition/hydration; pressure redistribution surfaces cannot replace turning and repositioning; and if enough pressure was removed from the external body the skin cannot always survive.

  • NPUAP and EPUAP Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention of Pressure Ulcers
    National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel | 2014

    National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) and European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) evidence-based recommendations for the prevention of pressure ulcers for use by health care professionals throughout the world.

  • WOCN Guideline for Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers
    Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society | 2016

    The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ (WOCN®) guidelines are designed to support clinical practice by providing consistent research-based information with the goal of improving cost-effective patient outcomes as well as stimulating wound-related research.

  • NPUAP Pressure Injury Stages
    National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel | NPUAP Pressure Injury Stages

    The term “pressure injury” replaces “pressure ulcer” in the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Pressure Injury Staging System according to the NPUAP. The change also more clearly describes pressure injuries to both intact and ulcerated skin.

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