AHRQ releases new resource to help nursing homes with pressure ulcers – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

The Agency for Healthcare Resource and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new resource to help nursing homes address pressure ulcers that are slow to heal. Pressure ulcers are still a serious problem in nursing homes despite best efforts to encourage their prevention and treatment. In Canada, compromised wounds were reported in almost 10% of continuing … Continue reading

Updated: Current Perspectives in the literature on Pressure Ulcers in Long-Term Care

“Pressure Ulcers in Long-Term Care”, from the J.W. Crane Memorial Library’s Current Perspectives series, has been updated with information on new articles, books, videos and web resources. It can be accessed here: http://libguides.lib.umanitoba.ca/pressureulcers-longtermcare Current Perspectives consists of selected articles from the current journal literature, focusing on systematic reviews, best practices and innovative approaches to encourage excellence … Continue reading

Pressure Ulcer Scale for Healing – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

The Pressure Ulcer Scale for Healing (PUSH) is a research-validated tool that was developed by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP). It’s an easy to use reliable tool to monitor changes in pressure ulcer status over time. PUSH is available in a web version and as a PDF. There are detailed instructions for using … Continue reading