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Pressure Ulcers/ Injuries

Pressure Ulcers/ Injuries

Pressure Ulcers/ Injuries

Pressure Ulcers/Injuries - Overview Free topic: Latest clinical guidelines, Quality Measures and resources on pressure ulcers/injuries

Pressure Ulcers/Injuries - Introduction and Assessment : Framework for assessment of patients with pressure ulcers/injuries. Includes concise abstract, clinical pathway/algorithm for use at the point-of-care, and comprehensive resources on the condition (e.g. epidemiology, risk factors, etiology, pathophysiology, history, physical examination, diagnosis, differential diagnoses, documentation and ICD-10 coding)

  • Pressure Ulcers/Injuries - Classification/Staging : Details and pictures on the most common classification systems for pressure ulcers/injuries, along with tips for classification and coding
  • Pressure Ulcers/Injuries - Is it Really a Stage 2?: Practical framework for clinicians on how to differentiate Stage 2 pressure ulcers/injuries on the gluteal region from selected common conditions, namely incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) and friction-induced skin injury (FISI), including pictures and ICD-10 codes for these conditions

Pressure Ulcers/Injuries - Treatment: Framework for evidence-based treatment plans that meet quality measures. Includes concise abstract, clinical pathway/ algorithm for use at point-of-care, and comprehensive protocols for management of pressure ulcers/injuries

Pressure Ulcers/Injuries - Prevention: Systematic approach to identifying patients at risk for developing pressure ulcers/injuries (PUs/PIs) and developing specific care plans, primarily based on the latest evidence-based clinical guidelines

Pressure Ulcers/Injuries -Coordination of Care:  Practical examples on best practices of care coordination for management and prevention of pressure ulcers/injuries. 
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Subtopics

Pressure ulcer/ pressure injury overview: updates on terminology, evidence-based clinical guidelines, quality measures and resources

Framework for assessment of patients with pressure ulcers/injuries. Includes concise abstract, clinical pathway/algorithm for use at the point-of-care, and comprehensive resources on the condition (e.g. epidemiology, risk factors, etiology, pathophysiology, history, physical examination, diagnosis, differential diagnoses, documentation and ICD-10 coding)

Pressure Ulcers/Injuries - evidence-based, always current review on management with a concise algorithm/pathway for use at the point-of-care

Pressure ulcers/injuries (PUs/PIs) pose a large burden to affected individuals, caregivers and healthcare systems. As in any illness or injury, preventing PUs/PIs is better than treating them. This topic presents evidence-based interventions for prevention of PUs/PIs, with best practices and recommendations summarized in a concise table.

Coordination of care for prevention and management of pressure ulcers/injuries - problems and practical solutions