Pressure Injury Toolkit
This toolkit has been developed to support clinical decision-making and the use of an interdisciplinary, consumer focused approach to pressure injury* assessment and management.
It is intended for use by all health professionals working in collaboration with children and adults with spinal cord injury ( SCI ) and spina bifida ( SB ), including general practitioners and other medical practitioners, nurses, occupational therapists, rehabilitation engineers, physiotherapists, social workers, dietitians, psychologists, case managers and peer support workers, in hospital and community settings.
This toolkit is based on a range of: evidence and best practice guidelines.
Evidence and best practice guidelines
In response to the NSW Statewide Spinal Cord Injury Service ( SSCIS ) Model of Care for Prevention and Integrated Management of Pressure Injuries in People with Spinal Cord Injury and Spina Bifida (2014), the Spinal Cord Injury Pressure Injury Toolkit was developed
This toolkit refers to a range of evidence including best practice recommendations found in:
NSW ACI SSCIS (2014). State Spinal Cord Injury Service Model of Care for Prevention and Integrated Management of Pressure Injuries in People with Spinal Cord Injury and Spina Bifida. Agency for Clinical Innovation.
Houghton PE, Campbell KE and CPG Panel (2013). Canadian Best Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers in People with Spinal Cord Injury. A resource handbook for clinicians.
Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine (2014). Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment Following Injury: A Clinical Practice Guideline for Health-Care Providers 2nd ed. Paralyzed Veterans of America.
National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance (2014). Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline. Emily Haesler (Ed.) Cambridge Media: Perth, Australia.
It assumes general knowledge of both pressure injury (PI) prevention and management and
General knowledge of pressure injury prevention and management
Clinical Excellence Commission Pressure Ulcer Prevention Project
Includes information and resources for organisations, health professionals and consumers to prevent and manage pressure injuries.
Health Education and Training Institute NSW (HETI)
NSW Health employees should complete the Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) e-Learning Course: Pressure Injury Prevention and Management (HETI Online Course Code: 42032699).
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and Spina Bifida
An introduction to the basic principles of SCI management for the multidisciplinary team can be found at elearnSCI.org (Free log in).
A range of up to date, evidence based resources for health professionals and consumers can be found at NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) Spinal Cord Injury Resources.
The development of this resource was supported by funding from:
- NSW Ministry of Health Neurological Conditions Translational Research Grant Program
- Agency for Clinical Innovation project funding
We would like to acknowledge the project team, clinicians, consumers and funders who have assisted in the development of this resource.
Thank you to the project team and clinicians who have assisted in the development of this resource – your time and expertise is greatly appreciated.
|Professor James Middleton||Director, NSW State Spinal Cord Injury Service|
|Lyndall Katte||Project Officer|
|Liz Dallaway||Project Officer|
|Frances Monypenny||Network Manager, NSW State Spinal Cord Injury Service|
|Charisse Turnbull||Occupational Therapist, Assistive Technology and Seating|
|Lucija Lavrencic||Clinical Nurse Consultant, Royal North Shore Hospital|
|Margaret Samson||Clinical Nurse Consultant, Prince of Wales Hospital|
|Louise Kelly||Clinical Nurse Consultant, Royal North Shore Hospital|
|Wendy Jannings||Clinical Nurse Consultant, Northern Sydney Local Health District|
|Mr Malcolm Turnbull||Consumer|
|Dr Mohit Arora||The Kolling Institute, University of Sydney|
|Dr Janet Long||The Kolling Institute, University of Sydney|
Contributors and Reviewers
Dr Lianne Nier
Dr Rachael McQueen
Dr Antoinette Botman
Amy de Paula
Renee Van Dorst
Dr Bonne Lee
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