Updated Fourth Edition of Pocket Guide To Pressure Ulcers Now Available

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By the WoundSource Editors

New Jersey Hospital Association Healthcare Business Solutions announced it has released a 4th edition of its highly successful publication, Pocket Guide to Pressure Ulcers, written by wound care experts, Jeffrey Levine, MD, AGSF, CMD, CWSP and Elizabeth Ayello, Ph.D., RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, MAPWCA, FAAN.

The enhanced guide adds treatment strategies and approaches, has an amplified section on infection control as well as enriched information on palliative care for wounds. Vivid new photographs and illustrations have been added that also show new photos for medical-device related wounds. The guide retains its unique size that easily fits into a uniform pocket or lab coat.

"Pressure ulcers remain a major health problem that affects closes to three million adults annually despite strides to prevent, accurately diagnose and treat pressure ulcers every day," notes Levine who is a geriatrician at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center and an Associate Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Care at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He also adds, "Preventing, staging and treating pressure ulcers is now a multidisciplinary responsibility within healthcare institutions."

Elizabeth Ayello comments, "Clinicians at every level and in every setting can use this tool to become even more expert in wound care and improve outcomes. Our format is unique and covers accurate staging, documentation and treatment of pressure issues with the goal of educating providers with easy-to-access, relevant information." Ayello is an international presenter and author on pressure ulcers and is a faculty member at Excelsior College School of Nursing, Past President of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) and held several editorial positions for prominent wound care journals.

More information on The Pocket Guide to Pressure Ulcers, Fourth Edition is available at www.nopressureulcers.com.

Media Contact:
Theresa Edelstein
Phone: (609) 275-4102
email: tedelstein@njha.com

About New Jersey Hospital Association:
The New Jersey Hospital Association, based in Princeton, is the statewide advocate for its member hospitals and post-acute providers and the patients they serve. Its Institute for Quality and Patient Safety is an industry leader in pressure ulcer quality improvement efforts. The Institute’s Pressure Ulcer Collaborative received both national and international recognition for its success. After two years of applying shared practices and preventive techniques, the 150 healthcare facilities that participated in the collaborative realized a 70 percent reduction in the incidence of new pressure ulcers. NJHA Healthcare Business Solutions provides group purchasing and other cost-saving products and services to healthcare providers.

The views and opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author, and do not represent the views of WoundSource, Kestrel Health Information, Inc., its affiliates, or subsidiary companies.

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