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A Self Help Guide - Pressure Ulcers: Prevention and Treatment
This self help guide for pressure ulcer prevention and treatment provides information on best practices guidelines by expert organizations for preventing and caring for pressure ulcers.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 01/23/2013    Date Last Modified: Jan 23 2013 12:00AM  
Being H.A.N.D.S on with Nutrition and Skin Integrity
Use this handout to help your staff assess the levels of hydration, activity, nutrition and dental care with residents.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/24/2014    Date Last Modified: Jun 3 2020 4:54PM  
Braden Protocols by Level of Risk
Reference this document for more information on assessing pressure ulcer risk and management needs.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 06/27/2013    Date Last Modified: Jun 27 2013 12:00AM  
Claims-Based Purchasing Measure Tip Sheet: Pressure Ulcer/Injury (Long Stay)
This claims-based purchasing measure tip sheet provides an overview of the skilled nursing facility 30-day all-cause readmission measure, including questions to ask, monitoring ideas and resource links.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 07/25/2022    Date Last Modified: Aug 4 2022 8:36AM  
Classification of Pressure Ulcers
Use this document to properly classify and measure pressure ulcers.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 11/17/2014    Date Last Modified: Nov 17 2014 12:00AM  
Deep Tissue Pressure Injury or an Imposter Guide
This guide depicts the early appearance and evolution of a deep tissue pressure injury (DTPI) from intact, deep red/maroon or purple colored skin to epidermolysis and "blood blisters." The guide also includes the differential diagnoses (imposters) of ischemic and traumatic injury that can mimic DTPI.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/02/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 16 2021 2:25PM  
Facility-Acquired Pressure Ulcer Investigation Tool
Use this Excel document to help identify the root cause for the development of a specific resident's pressure ulcer and help identify opportunities for preventing pressure ulcers going forward.
Microsoft Excel    Date Added: 11/17/2014    Date Last Modified: May 19 2020 11:50AM  
Facility-Acquired Pressure Ulcer Investigation Tool
Use this document to help identify potential causes leading to facility-acquired pressure ulcers.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/10/2020    Date Last Modified: May 19 2020 11:47AM  
Help Us Protect Your Skin
This educational brochure informs patients and families about pressure ulcers and how they can assist health care providers in preventing them.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 11/21/2011    Date Last Modified: Jan 6 2020 4:25PM  
It Takes a Village to Beat the Perfect Storm: Why Now is the Time for a Multidisciplinary Approach to Preventing Heel Pressure Ulcers
A perfect storm is developing around the issue of heel pressure ulcer prevalence. An aging, ailing population, a nursing shortage, and the myriad ways pressure ulcers form can make lowering the prevalence of heel pressure ulcers seem nearly impossible. A fully integrated multidisciplinary approach has been proven to significantly lower facility-wide heel pressure ulcer prevalence rates. Read this white paper for more details.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 01/12/2014    Date Last Modified: Jan 12 2014 12:00AM  
Mini Nutritional Assessment
The Mini Nutritional Assessment is a validated nutrition screening and assessment tool that can identify geriatric patients age 65 and above who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition.
Web link    Date Added: 10/12/2016    Date Last Modified: Oct 12 2016 12:00AM  
NPIAP Position Statements on Preventing Injury with N95 Masks
The National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) has issued position statements on preventing injury with N95 masks.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/17/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 17 2020 8:51PM  
Pressure Injury Prevention Tips for Prone Positioning
This document from the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) explains and visualizes how to establish and manage a prone position while monitoring for the risk of pressure injuries.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/17/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 17 2020 8:58PM  
Pressure Ulcers
This webinar provides detailed information on pressure ulcers, including how to define a pressure ulcer, how to assess risk, how to differentiate stages based on degree of tissue involvement and how to document.
Video    Date Added: 07/29/2014    Date Last Modified: Jul 27 2020 4:10PM  
Pressure Ulcers: CNA Knowledge and Attitude Survey
Use this document to assess your team's knowledge of pressure ulcer identification and treatment.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 06/29/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 29 2020 4:58PM  
Preventing pressure ulcers occurring on the heel
This article by Dr. Joyce Black focus on the prevention of heel ulceration which can lead to morbidity and mortality.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 10/07/2012    Date Last Modified: Oct 7 2012 12:00AM  
Protecting Facial Skin Under Personal Protective Equipment N95 Masks
Download this infographic from the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) about preventing injury with N95 masks.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/17/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 17 2020 8:55PM  
Protein-Energy Malnutrition Definition
This guide can assist in identifying the severity of and accurately documenting a patient's or resident's malnutrition.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 12/14/2011    Date Last Modified: Dec 14 2011 12:00AM  
Quality Measure Tip Sheet: Changes in Skin Integrity Post-Acute Care: Pressure Ulcer/Injury Short Stay (SNF QRP)
This quality measure tip sheet provides an overview of the measure, including questions to ask, monitoring ideas and resource links.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 08/04/2022    Date Last Modified: Aug 4 2022 8:39AM  
Quality Measure: High-Risk Residents with Pressure Ulcers/Injuries
View this video featuring TMF Quality Improvement Specialist Melody Malone, PT, CPHQ, MHA, who reviews the quality measure (QM) specification for long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers/injuries and how to identify the relationship between the minimum data set and QM.
Video    Date Added: 04/05/2021    Date Last Modified: Apr 5 2021 12:17PM  
Sarcopenia, Protein Malnutrition & Nutritional Recovery
This video from the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel will help you understand the association between protein intake and sarcopenia. Viewers will also learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of malnutrition, the risk for developing pressure injuries and how to implement interventions to promote nutritional recovery.
Web link    Date Added: 01/26/2020    Date Last Modified: Jan 24 2020 5:44PM  
Using the Braden Scale for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers
TMF Health Quality Institute presents this recorded webinar on using the Braden subscales to identify specific risk factors for pressure ulcers. Download the Braden Protocols by level of Risk handout.
Video    Date Added: 11/17/2011    Date Last Modified: Jan 20 2020 9:30AM  
Using the Facility-Acquired Pressure Ulcer Investigation Tool
Facility-acquired pressure ulcers are painful for residents and a drain on resources for nursing facilities. This webinar from TMF will teach you how to look at facility-acquired pressure ulcers and find the real root causes, as well as identify sustainable systems improvements.
Video    Date Added: 02/01/2012    Date Last Modified: Jul 27 2020 4:12PM  
Zero Tolerance for Facility-Acquired Pressure Ulcers
What are the best ways to prevent facility-acquired pressure ulcers in nursing homes? How can nursing homes develop and maintain a pressure ulcer team to help implement processes to monitor for and help prevent pressure ulcers? Listen to this interview with a nursing home pressure ulcer team to learn best practices and procedures to help prevent pressure ulcers and develop and nurture a pressure ulcer team.
Video    Date Added: 05/21/2012    Date Last Modified: May 21 2012 12:00AM  
Help Us Protect Your Skin (Spanish)
This Spanish-language educational brochure informs patients and families about pressure ulcers and how they can assist health care providers in preventing them.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 11/21/2011    Date Last Modified: Nov 21 2011 12:00AM