Pressure Ulcers and other Wounds in the Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Setting
- 26 pages
- Spiral Bound
- 80# Aqueous Coating
- 4.25" x 7.25"
- Ships in 5 – 10 business days
- Key Points
- Summary of Recommendations and Their Grading
- Pressure Ulcer Staging
- Physical Factors That May Influence Pressure-Ulcer Treatment Choices
- Nonpharmacologic Treatments for Pain
- Nutritional Supplementation to Promote Skin Integrity and Healing
- Characteristics of Available Support Surfaces
- Methods of Debridement
- Options for Pressure Ulcer Dressings
- STEP 1: Does the Patient Have Risk Factors for Pressure Ulcers?
- STEP 2: Examine the Patient's Skin Thoroughly to Identify Existing Pressure Ulcers
- STEP 3: Assess the Patient's Overall Physical and Psychosocial Health and Characterize the Pressure Ulcer
- STEP 4: Identify Factors That Can Affect Ulcer Treatment and Healing
- STEP 5: Characterize the Pressure Ulcer
- STEP 6: Identify Priorities in Managing The Ulcer and the Patient
- STEP 7: Establish a Realistic, Individualized Interprofessional Care Plan
- STEP 8: Provide General Support for the Patient
- STEP 9: Manage Pressure
- STEP 10: Manage Colonized or Infected Ulcers
- STEP 11: Debride Necrotic Tissue from the Ulc
- STEP 12: Cover and Protect the Ulcer and Surrounding Skin
- STEP 13: Recognize and Manage Ulcer Complications
- STEP 14: Consider Adjunctive Therapies when Standard Therapies are Ineffective and Align with Goals of Care
- STEP 15: Manage, Venous, Arterial, Neuropathic, and Other Ulcers
- STEP 16: Monitor The Progress of Both Patient and Ulcer
- STEP 17: Decide Whether to Change Approaches to Managing the Ulcer
- STEP 18: Monitor the Facility's Management of Pressure Ulcers
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This pocket guide attempts to define principles of practice that should produce high-quality patient care. It is applicable to specialists, primary care, and providers at all levels. This pocket guide should not be considered exclusive of other methods of care reasonably directed at obtaining the same results. The ultimate judgment concerning the propriety of any course of conduct must be made by the clinician after consideration of each individual patient situation. Neither IGC, the medical associations, nor the authors endorse any product or service associated with the distributor of this clinical reference tool.
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