Pressure Injuries in Long-Term Care: A Toolkit for Clinical Staff

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Available June 2017

Pressure Injuries in Long-Term Care: A Toolkit for Clinical Staff

Barbara Acello, MS, RN

Pressure injuries and documentation are often among the most frequently cited survey deficiencies, and wound care is the subject of continuous research. Most recently, in April 2016, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) approved revisions to its Pressure Injury Staging System.

Pressure Injuries in Long-Term Care: A Toolkit for Clinical Staff is full of evidence-based strategies and downloadable assessment tools and in-services to educate your staff about preventing, treating, and assessing pressure injuries. Long-term care is shifting its focus from volume to value, with an emphasis on star ratings that result in increased (or decreased) reimbursement. This resource will help staff overcome documentation problems and better assess wounds and infections, saving time in clinical practice and staff training while avoiding errors that could lead to noncompliance.

This book will help you:

  • Provide evidence-based training and education to staff
  • Understand the most up-to-date NPUAP pressure injury stages and staging instructions
  • Establish or update your facility’s guidelines through sample policies and procedures
  • Increase quality care and reimbursement
  • Avoid survey deficiencies at F-tag 314


What’s New?
This updated book will serve as an initial training guide and can be reviewed regularly as a resource. It will also offer a toolkit to providers for educational purposes, including: 

  • Downloadable in-services
  • Case studies
  • Sample policies and procedures
  • Assessment tools


Page Count: 150
Dimensions: 8 1/2 X 11 Perfect Bound
ISBN: 978-1-68308-606-2

Table of Contents

  • Overview of Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin
  • Pressure Injury Risk
  • Pressure Injury Assessment Documentation
  • Immobility and Positioning Bedfast Residents
  • Pressure Relief in Chairfast Residents
  • Support Surfaces
  • Lower-Extremity Ulcers
  • Nursing Strategy: The Plan of Care for a Resident With a Pressure Injury
  • Wound Dressing
  • Treatment Options
  • Wound Infection
  • Biofilm Overview
  • Documentation


Appendix Table of Contents

  • Aerobic Microorganisms
  • Anaerobic Microorganisms
  • Gram Stain
  • Nosocomial Infection Criteria
  • 10 Most Common Pathogens
  • ESKAPE
  • Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns
  • Management Strategy
  • Tissue Tolerance Test Policy and Procedure
  • Form for Tissue Tolerance Test
  • Adult Immunization Schedule