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 for reference.
There is no charge for the illustrations as long as they are being used for educational purposes, but donations to support the work of NPUAP are appreciated.
Ostomy self-advocacy resource
Download the most recent version of the ostomy self-advocacy checklist from the United Ostomy Associations of America. This resource for patients with new ostomies details action steps and provides valuable information. The checklist can be customized with the name and contact information for the local ostomy support group.
Sample topics include:
• current and emerging surgical approaches in lymphedema
• an overview of normal lymphatic anatomy and ultrastructure
• genetics and lymphedema.
Patients with delirium present many challenges for clinicians. You can get help at a special section of the American Nurses Association’s website dedicated to the topic.
The section includes:
• statistics about delirium
• links to many resources for clinicians and families
• delirium primer for nurses.