NewsDigital toolkit helps prevent pressure ulcers

Digital toolkit helps prevent pressure ulcers

Pressure ulcers

Digital toolkit helps prevent pressure ulcersA new downloadable toolkit has been developed that will help nurses prevent and manage pressure ulcers.

The toolkit which has been developed by he Oregon IHI Network in the US and the Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes campaign includes a synopsis of the Braden scale, body pressure diagrams, community tools and strategies for prevention, nutritional guides and pressure ulcer stage overviews. It also includes a printable pressure ulcer pocket card on positioning and pressure points.

The kit has been piloted by several constituent organisations in Oregon and has been fully endorsed for use.

Click here to see the materials and learn more about the Oregon IHI Network.

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