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-based nutrition strategies for preventing and managing pressure ulcers.
Updated guidance on workplace violence
Download “Guidelines for preventing workplace violence for healthcare and social service workers,” recently updated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In 2013, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported more than 23,000 significant injuries caused by assaults at work, with more than 70% of these assaults in healthcare and social service settings. Healthcare and social service workers are almost four times as likely to be injured as a result of violence than the average private-sector worker.
How to engage patients and families
Access “Partnering to improve quality and safety: A framework for working with patient and family advisors,” from Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence, which provides a guide for working with patients and families who serve as advisors on quality and patient safety initiatives.
Updated summaries of pressure ulcer guidelines
The National Guidelines Clearinghouse has updated its succinct summaries of the following guidelines from the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel:
- Interventions for prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers
- Prevention of pressure ulcers
- Special populations
- Treatment of pressure ulcers.
You can view these summaries online and download them as PDFs.
Sexuality and ostomy
The United Ostomy Association of America has resources related to intimacy, sexuality, and an ostomy that are available in both English and Spanish.
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