STOP PI Day 2022 - Thursday 17th November
Pressure Injury Clinical Resources
Preventing Pressure Injuries Poster
Pressure Injury Staging Chart - Staging Chart
Preventing Pressure Injuries Leaflets
ACC - Guiding Principles for Pressure Injury Prevention and Management in NZ (2017)
Printed copies of resources can be ordered here: Click to Order
*Note: these resources are only available for shipment to New Zealand addresses. The resources are available to download for you to print at home if you reside outside of New Zealand.
National Pressure Injury in Spinal Cord Injury
ACC has facilitated an expert panel to develop an evidence-informed pressure injury in spinal cord injury consensus statement, which has been endorsed by eight organisations. This is the agreed best practice for preventing, treating, and managing pressure injuries in people with spinal cord injury (SCI) in Aotearoa New Zealand.
There was a need for a consistent approach to pressure injuries in people with SCI due to the unique characteristics of this community which create specific risks around pressure injuries.
The aim is for people living with SCI and their whānau to use the consensus statement as an advocacy tool for the care they should be receiving. Also, that it gives healthcare professionals (who aren’t specialised in pressure injuries or SCI) the ability and confidence to adopt best practice pressure injury prevention and management in their communities.
The next important phase of this work is to implement the consensus statement. Here, ACC will work with the health and disability sector to embed the consensus statement and effect system change. Through this process, the aim is to make a positive impact on the prevention and management of pressure injuries in individuals with SCI, particularly reaching ethnicities at higher risk of developing pressure injuries.
To view and/or download a copy of the National Pressure Injury in Spinal Cord Injury Consensus Statement – CLICK HERE
For more information about ACC’s pressure injury prevention programme visit www.acc.co.nz/treatmentsafety
Other Available Resources
ACC, the Health Quality & Safety Commission and the Ministry of Health are all committed to working together with the sector to reduce pressure injuries in New Zealand.
Worldwide STOP Pressure Injury (Ulcer) day started in 2012 following a meeting of Spanish speaking wound care organisations who agreed and signed the Declaration of Rio. This initiative aims to increase awareness of pressure injuries amongst the public, medical professionals and politicians. The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP), acknowledging and applauding this work, joined and encouraged countries internationally to participate. The New Zealand Wound Care Society (NZWCS) participates each year with local Area groups organisng events to raise awareness of pressure injuries/ulcers, their prevention and management.
For Stop Pressure Injury Day, the NPIAP, EPUAPand PPPIAare promoting the International Pressure Injury Guideline, which is available through the New Zealand Wound Care Society website.
The aim of the day is to raise awareness of pressure injuries and how to prevent them. Key messages are:
- with the right knowledge and care, pressure injuries can be avoided;
- all health professionals, carers, family/whanau members and patients have important roles to play in prevention;
- skin care matters.
STOP Pressure Injury Awareness Activities are planned around the country
Support for Stop PI Day is provided by:
Health, Quality and Safety Commission - Pressure Injury Prevention and Patient Stories (HQSC)
ACC - 'Guiding Principles for Pressure Injury Prevention and Management in NZ' (ACC) and
Ministry of Health - HealthCERT Bulletin 'Pressure Injury Prevention and Management' (MoH)
who have all come together with the NZWCS to again promote Pressure Injury Prevention and Stop Pressure Injury Day.
Below are some sites that have information on quality initiative changes, packages & resources for SKINS/SSKIN care bundle and audit tools available.