Clinician Resources: Pressure-Injuries, Ostomy, Lymphedema, Delirium

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.

Lymphedema webinars

Ready to boost your knowledge about lymphedema? Consider watching a free, on-demand webinar from the Lymphatic Education & Research Network’s symposium series.

Sample topics include:

current and emerging surgical approaches in lymphedema

an overview of normal lymphatic anatomy and ultrastructure

genetics and lymphedema.

Delirium resource

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.

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