Pressure Injury Clinical Resources
The 2019 Clinical Guideline is now on sale!
$25 plus courier
To purchase your copy email the Administrator
Note that NZWCS Members have free access to the e-guidelines
Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance
For the below resources go to the PPIA website - pppia.org
- Dark Skin Tone Pressure Injury Classification
- Asian Skin Tone Pressure Injury Classification
- Adults with Lighter Skin Tones Pressure Injury Classification
- Multicultural Pressure Injury Classification
- Older Adults Pressure Injury Classification
- Neonates and Children Pressure Injury Classification
Pressure Injury Staging Chart
- Staging Chart
Posters and Leaflets
Preventing Pressure Injuries Poster
- SSKIN - print or view online
- Person in bed - print or view online
- Person in a Chair - print or view online
Preventing Pressure Injuries Leaflets
ACC has many leaflets in English, Arabic, Burmese, Hindi, Korean, Māori, Punjabi, Samoan, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Tokelauan, Tongan, Traditional Chinese, Tuvaluan. Click here for the ACC link to either order leaflets OR download PDF
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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.
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 the Te Reo Māori 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
- The new 2019 International Clinical Practice for Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Injuries:
2019 Clinical Practice GuidelineClinical Practice Guideline
- Pressure Injury Prevention (Youtube video) - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
- Health Quality & Safety Commission Pressure Injury Prevention page
- Health Quality & Safety Commission Patient Stories
- Declaration of Rio (PDF, 3.3MB)
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.
Below are some sites that have information on quality initiative changes, packages & resources for SKINS/SSKIN care bundle and audit tools available.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement USA. Registration is free to access their documents. Search using “pressure ulcers” to find relevant documents.
Wales 1000 lives campaign: a national healthcare quality and safety initiative http://www.1000livesplus.wales.nhs.uk/pressure-ulcers
Tissue Viability Online: NHS Quality Improvement Scotland pressure ulcer resource website.
NHS (UK) website with excellent resources & videos to educate staff in improving patient care.
Excellent free educational material
UK online Journal with a section for pressure ulcers
UK website in raising awareness in preventing pressure ulcers. Resources available.
NHS (UK) website with excellent resources on healthcare quality & safety including patient interviews
European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel
European Wound Management Association
National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (USA)