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 - https://pppia.org/pppia-resources
- 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
This chart uses information from The International Guideline 2019 Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries: Clinical Practice Guidelines. For photo credits see page two of the chart. Reproduced with permission.
Please read the permissions here if you are wanting to use this chart for educational purposes.
Posters and Leaflets
Preventing Pressure Injuries Poster
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
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
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.