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News: Pressure Injury Prevention

Developing a national approach to the measurement and reporting of pressure injuries

Health Quality & Safety Commission

A new report from the Commission outlines a potential national approach to the measurement and reporting of pressure injuries. It summarises the work undertaken so far and gives an indicative programme of work over the next 1–2 years, including methodology development and implementation in DHBs and other health care settings.

Link: Developing a national approach to the measurement and reporting of pressure injuries

Visit the HQSC Pressure Injury Prevention page for more information and resources

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News: NZWCS Research Grant

The New Zealand Wound Care Society (NZWCS) Research Grant has been established to support New Zealand based research into any area that is related to wounds, wound healing or wound management (including prevention).

Grants available for 2017

The NZWCS will award one or more grants up to a maximum budget of $5,000 (including GST).

The number and value of the awards that are made will depend on the quality of the applications that are received. These grants are likely to be used as seeding funds, which will enable researchers to gain preliminary information that can be used to prepare applications for large-scale grants from different funding bodies.

 For more information see the NZWCS Research Grant page.

International Wound Infection Institute launches new website

The International Wound Infection Institute has launched a new website, which contains information about the IWII, news, updates and IWII resources. Keep an eye on their website for new resources and updates - http://www.woundinfection-institute.com.

ANZ Venous Leg Ulcer Guideline

Australian and New Zealand Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers

This guideline was developed by the AWMA in conjunction with the NZWCS and launched at the Pan Pacific Pressure Ulcer Forum & Venous Leg Ulcer Forum in Canberra in October 2011, and the NZWCS Conference in November 2011. The guideline presents a comprehensive review of the assessment, diagnosis, management and prevention of VLUs within the Australian and New Zealand health care context.

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Pressure Injury Guideline Publication

Pan Pacific Clinical Practice Guideline for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Injury

The Clinical Practice Guideline for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Injury presents a comprehensive review of the assessment, diagnosis, management and prevention of pressure injuries within the Australian, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore healthcare context, based on the best evidence available up to August 2011

For more information and to download the Guideline go to the Publications page.