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Prevent Pressure Ulcers Brochure
This brochure provides information for patients and families on what a pressure ulcer is, who is at risk, how to keep skin healthy, what to do at home and in the hospital to prevent pressure ulcers, and what caregivers in the hospital will do to prevent them.
Skin Care Facts: Pressure Ulcer Prevention
Use this poster to display important facts about skin care necessary to avoid pressure ulcers.
How-to Guide: Prevent Pressure Ulcers
This How-to Guide describes key evidence-based care components for preventing pressure ulcers, describes how to implement these interventions, and recommends measures to gauge improvement.
Nursing Assistant Ostomy Competency Tool
A tool used to rate nursing assistants on their performance of critical elements of care for patients with ostomies.
Photographic Wound Documentation Form
This tool is used to document the presence of a wound and condition of surrounding skin on admission and at regular intervals thereafter to document wound progression.
Preventing Pressure Ulcers Turn Clock Tool
The turn clock tool is posted to alert staff that this patient has been identified as being at risk for pressure ulcers and serves as a reminder to reposition the patient every two hours.
Pressure Ulcer Prevention Points
This tool provides a detailed description of pressure ulcer prevention points, with references to literature and other resources.
Braden Scale Risk Assessment and Skin Inspection Flowchart
A flowchart indicating the steps taken to assess a patient’s risk of developing pressure ulcers and steps to identify and treat pressure ulcers that have formed.
Wound Competency: Identifying Pressure Ulcers and Other Wounds
This tool is used to educate nursing staff on the prevention and management of wounds. It lists critical elements for identifying pressure ulcers, determining their severity (stage), and differentiating them from other types of wounds.
Daily Skin Care Flow Sheet
This tool is used by nurses to help identify the interventions needed for those patients with an identified deficit in any or all of the Braden sub-scales to help reduce the risk for pressure ulcers.
Pressure Ulcer Plan of Care Tool
A grid identifying various elements of care for patients with pressure ulcers.
How-to Guide: Prevent Pressure Ulcers — Pediatric Supplement
This How-to Guide specifically tailored for pediatrics describes key evidence-based care components for preventing pressure ulcers, describes how to implement these interventions, and recommends measures to gauge improvement.
How-to Guide: Prevent Pressure Ulcers — Rural Hospitals Supplement
This How-to Guide specifically tailored for rural hospitals describes key evidence-based care components for preventing pressure ulcers, describes how to implement these interventions, and recommends measures to gauge improvement.
Pressure Ulcer Baseline Assessment Survey for Registered Nurses and Nursing Assistants
This self-assessment tool can be used by nurses to determine their knowledge of how to prevent and care for pressure ulcers.
Preventing Pressure Ulcers: Patient and Family Fact Sheet
This resource for patients and families provides an overview of how to prevent and care for pressure ulcers.
Pressure Ulcer Prevention: An Nursing Competency-Based Curriculum
NPUAP provides this example curriculum to prepare registered nurses with the minimum competencies for pressure ulcer prevention.