EVIDENCE-BASED PRESSURE ULCER PREVENTION

Author: Karen Clay, RN, BSN, CWCN
Affiliation:
Publisher: HCPro, Inc.
Publication Date: 2008
ISBN 10: 1601461712
ISBN 13: 9781601461711
Edition: 2nd

Description:

In this new edition of this informative book, discover the risk-factor assessment and prevention strategies you need to implement a successful pressure ulcer prevention program. This resource is completely updated to include the latest staging requirements and the most up-to-date treatment guidelines.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

  • ABOUT
  • About the author
  • About the reviewer
  • How to use the tools on the CD-ROM

Background and scope

  • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • What is a pressure ulcer?
  • Tissue tolerance and the “blame game”
  • The price of pressure ulcer prevention
  • Views on pressure ulcer prevention
  • REFERENCES

Prevention

  • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Positioning
  • Support surfaces
  • Friction and shear
  • Moisture and incontinence
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Other factors to consider
  • REFERENCES

Development and staging of pressure ulcers

  • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Skin anatomy
  • Staging of pressure ulcers
  • How do you classify non-pressure-related skin breakdown?
  • The NPUAP position statement and reverse staging
  • Healing processes for Stage IIs vs. Stage III/IVs
  • Wound healing
  • REFERENCES

Risk assessment

  • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Risk-assessment tools
  • Frequency of risk assessment
  • REFERENCES

Wound assessment

  • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Types of tissue
  • Odor
  • Undermining and sinus tracts
  • Wound edge
  • Peri-wound appearance
  • Measuring pressure ulcers

Pain, nutrition, and infection assessment

  • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Pain management
  • Nutritional assessments
  • Assessment for infection
  • REFERENCES

Common documentation and treatment problems

  • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Follow treatments as ordered
  • Care planning
  • Unlimited interventions

Treatment concepts

  • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Treatment goals
  • Treatment plan
  • Treating the wound
  • Nutritional and vitamin support
  • Foley catheters
  • Prevention of additional ulcers
  • REFERENCES

Wound-care products

  • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • What’s on the market?
  • Other specialty dressings
  • Adjuvant wound therapy
  • How does wound therapy history affect future therapies?
  • Next steps
  • REFERENCES

Wound healing

  • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Is it healing?
  • Monitoring healing
  • Recalcitrant wounds
  • What happens when you close a pressure ulcer?
  • REFERENCES

Building your team, program, and tools

  • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Education
  • Risk management
  • Assessment tools

Nursing education instructional guide

  • Target audience
  • Statement of need
  • Educational objectives
  • Faculty
  • Accreditation/designation statement
  • Disclosure statements
  • Instructions