Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario


  • 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
Clinical Management
Assessment and Management of Pressure Injuries for the Interprofessional Team, Third Edition
Point of Care Resources