- The person and his/her circle of care and the interprofessional team should collaborate to share and acquire the knowledge and skills needed to engage effectively in wound-care self-management as the person moves through different sectors of the health-care system over the course of treatment.
- Use multiple educational avenues (e.g., online programs, community self-management programs, referrals to reputable websites) that accommodate different learning styles and abilities.
- Tailor educational strategies to the unique needs of the person with the pressure injury, including the following: degenerative conditions, impaired mobility, neurological impairment, cognitive impairment, and impaired tissue perfusion (e.g., peripheral arterial disease).
- Address the following components of the wound-bed preparation paradigm in a self-management plan:
- Risks for pressure injuries
- Assessment of pressure injuries
- Management of pressure injuries
- Resources for pressure injuries
Assessment and Management of Pressure Injuries for the Interprofessional Team, Third Edition
Point of Care Resources