This interprofessional Best Practice Guideline is a comprehensive document that provides resources for evidence-based interprofessional practice. It is not intended to be a manual or "how to" guide, but rather a tool to guide best practices and enhance decision making for interprofessional teams working with people with existing
pressure injuries. The Guideline should be reviewed and applied in accordance with both the needs of the individual organizations or practice settings, and the needs and preferences of the person with a pressure injury. In addition, the Guideline provides an overview of appropriate structures and supports for providing the best possible evidence based care.
This best practice guideline assists nurses who work in diverse practice settings to identify adults who are at risk of pressure ulcers. This guideline focuses its recommendations on:
Practice Recommendations including assessment, planning, intervention and discharge/transfer of care
Educational Recommendations for supporting the skills required for nurses working with adults at risk for pressure ulcers
Organization & Policy Recommendations addressing the importance of a supportive practice environment as an enabling factor for providing high quality nursing care, which includes ongoing evaluation of guideline implementation.
Assessment and diagnosis of adults / Frank W. Weathers, Terence M. Keane and Edna B. Foa -- Assessment of children / Victor Balaban -- Psychological debriefing for adults / Jonathan I. Bisson ... [et al.] -- Acute interventions for children and adolescents exposed to trauma / Melissa J. Brymer ... [et al.] -- Early cognitive-behavioral interventions for adults / Brett T. Litz and Richard A. Bryant -- Cognitive-behavioral therapy for adults / Shawn P. Cahill ... [et al.] -- Cognitive-behavioral therapy for children and adolescents / Judith A. Cohen ... [et al.] -- Psychopharmacotherapy for adults / Matthew J. Friedman, Jonathan R.T. Davidson and Dan J. Stein -- Psychopharmacotherapy for children and adolescents / Craig L. Donnelly -- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing / C. Richard Spates ... [et al.] -- Group therapy / M. Tracey Shea ... [et al.] -- School-based treatment for children and adolescents / Lisa H. Jaycox, Bradley D. Stein and Lisa Amaya-Jackson -- Psychodynamic therapy for adults / Harold S. Kudler ... [et al.] -- Psychodynamic therapy for child trauma / Alicia F. Lieberman, Chandra Ghosh Ippen and Steven Marans -- Psychosocial rehabilitation / Shirley M. Glynn, Charles Drebing, and Walter Penk -- Hypnosis / Etzel Cardena ... [et al.] -- Couple and family therapy for adults / David S. Riggs ... [et al.] -- Creative therapies for adults / David Read Johnson, Mooli Lahad and Amber Gray -- Creative arts therapies for children / Robin F. Goodman, Linda M. Chapman and Linda Gantt -- Treatment of PTSD and comorbid disorders / Lisa M. Najavits ... [et al.].