Clinician Resources

Best of the Best 2016

Here is a round-up of resources that you may find helpful in your practice.

New illustrations for pressure-injury staging
The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) has released new illustrations of pressure injury stages. You can download the illustrations, which include normal Caucasian and non-Caucasian skin illustrations . . .

July/August 2016 Vol. 5 No. 4

Wound patient’s bill of rights
The Association for Advancement of Wound Care has developed the “Wound Care Patient’s Bill of Rights.” The 10 points include the right to:
• know what wound treatment options are available to you
• know the benefits, risks, and side effects of your wound care . . .

May/June 2016 Vol.5 Nov.3

This issue we focus on resources to help clinicians protect themselves from injuries and engage in a healthier lifestyle.

OSHA safety website
A hospital is one of the most hazardous places to work, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The agency provides a wealth of information on . . .

March/April 2016 Vol. 5 No.2

Check out the following resources, all designed to help you in your clinical practice.
Human trafficking resources
Victims of human trafficking often suffer tremendous physical and psychological damage. Clinicians play an important role in identifying potential victims so they can obtain help.
Here are some resources to learn more about . . .

January/February 2016 Vol. 5 No. 1

Start the New Year off right by checking out these resources.

Pressure ulcer prevention education

Access the following education resources from Wounds International:

The webinar “Real-world solutions for pressure ulcer prevention: Optimising the role of support surfaces” includes:

• an overview of the issue of pressure ulcers

• what to consider . . .

November/December 2015 Vol. 4 No. 6

End your year by checking out these resources for your practice.


Sentinel event alert for falls
As part of its sentinel event alert “Preventing falls and fall-related injuries in health care facilities,” The Joint Commission has assembled information and multiple resources, including:

analysis of contributing factors for falls . . .

Best of the Best 2015 Vol. 4 No. 5

The resources below will help you address issues in your practice.

NPUAP position statement on hand check for bottoming out

Use of the hand check to determine “bottoming out” of support systems should be limited to static air overlay mattresses, according to a position statement from the National Pressure Ulcer . . .

July/August 2015 Vol. 4 No. 4

Check out these resources for your practice.

Be a nutrition champion
One in three patients enters a hospital malnourished. Fight malnutrition by viewing six short videos from the Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition, including “Rapidly Implement Nutrition Interventions” and “Recognize and Diagnose All Patients at Risk of Malnutrition.” The videos . . .

May/June 2015 Vol. 4 No. 3

Learn about resources useful to your practice.
Nutrition and pressure ulcers
Advances in Skin & Wound Care has published “The role of nutrition for pressure ulcer management: National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance White Paper.” The white paper includes evidence . . .

Below are resources you may find helpful to your practice.

AHRQ’s Safety Program for Nursing Homes: On-Time Prevention

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has established “AHRQ’s Safety Program for Nursing Homes: On-Time Prevention,” designed to improve long-term care by turning daily documentation . . .