World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day is to be celebrated on Thursday, November 18, 2021
The objective of World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day is to increase awareness about pressure injury prevention and to educate the public on this topic. NPIAP has developed an extensive media materials package, appropriate for all healthcare settings and organizations, which are available via the link below.
Join our co-host Renee Paulin as she brings on three professionals from Permobil who are highly involved in best practices with NPIAP. They share their expertise in the seating system with wheelchairs in regard to proper seated posture, cushion selection and maintenance, and the actual structure of the wheelchair. Renee along with Ana Endsjo, Kara Kopplin, and Stacey Mullis chat about their seating and wound expertise and how to help patients prevent pressure injuries. Helpful tips and resources are discussed to help healthcare professionals in multiple settings who work with wheelchair bound patients who are at risk or have current pressure injures. This series is helpful to learn how the team can work together to prevent breakdown and what to look for to ensure patients are receiving the best quality of care based on best practices.
n Part 2, this discussion focuses on funding for various seating systems as well as Medicare HCPC coding. Take a listen! https://rnhuddle.unmc.edu/national-pressure-injury-advisory-panel-npiap-podcast-wheelchair-wounds-part-2/
The complexities of the COVID-19 public health emergency required skilled nursing facility (SNF) operations to change dramatically and often to save the lives of the most vulnerable population. Through heroic efforts, SNFs transformed clinical systems of care, sometimes in less than a day, to win the war against the pandemic.
While operations and resources shifted to battle COVID-19, unintended consequences emerged—one being greater incidence of pressure injuries. Now that the pandemic is at a turning point, facilities can start to refocus and improve this trend. This article suggests ways to reorient efforts toward preventing and managing pressure injuries.
Read the full article at https://www.providermagazine.com/Monthly-Issue/2021/July/Pages/Hitting-Reset-on-Pressure-Injury-Prevention.aspx
Join RN HUDDLE for a new series with the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel. In this episode, we welcome back Renee Paulin, MSN, RN, CWOCN, as she joins a member of the NPIAP Board of Directors and Chair of the NPIAP Education Committee, Dr. Lee Ruotsi. Renee and Dr. Ruotsi discuss the essential responsibility all providers and clinicians have to combat pressure injuries. Keep an eye out for future episodes with others from NPIAP.
Learn more about the National Pressure Advisory Panel by going to https://npiap.com/
In this episode of RN Huddle, UNMC CON CNE’s Nurse Planner Renee Paulin (a certified WOCN) and UNMC’s, Dr. Janet Cuddigan, President of the National Pressure injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) discuss the NEW Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Injuries. As an author of these guidelines, Dr. Cuddigan has the expertise to really explain these new guidelines and help answer any questions!
On February 20, 2018 NPUAP offered a free webinar presented by Scott Matthew Bolhack, MD, MBA, CMD, CWS, FACP, FAAP and Janet Cuddigan, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN and moderated by Joyce A. Pittman, PhD, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CWOCN.
Dr. Bolhack’s and Dr. Cuddigans’s webinar, titled Frequently Asked Questions About Pressure Injury Staging is now available for viewing on the NPUAP website. Handouts and course information are also available.
To access this and other complimentary webinars, go to http://www.npuap.org/resources/educational-and-clinical-resources/complimentary-educational-webinars/