AMDA Ulcers Guideline

Pressure Ulcers and Other Wounds GUIDELINES Pocket Guide

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AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine

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The digital subscription version of the Pressure Ulcers and Other Wounds GUIDELINES Pocket Guide contains all the same great information found in the physical pocket guide, and can be accessed on mobile devices and online:

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The Pressure Ulcers and Other Wounds GUIDELINES Pocket Guide is based on the latest guidelines of the American Medical Directors Association and was developed with their collaboration. It contains a stepwise approach to pressure ulcers in the long-term care setting that includes Recognition, Assessment, Treatment and Monitoring. Included are detailed tables describing staging, physical factors, nonpharmacologic treatments, nurtritional supplementation, support surfaces, debridement and dressings.

  • Spiral-bound
  • 26 Pages
  • 80# Diamond Silk Cover with Satin Aqueous Coating
  • 4.25″ x 7.25″
  • Key Points 
  • Glossary 
  • Tables 
    • 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
  • Steps 
    • 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

AMDA -- The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is the only medical specialty society representing the community of over 50,000 medical directors, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other practitioners working in the various post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) settings.

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