Pressure Injuries and Ulcerations

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Identifying the wound type, setting a clear aim for management and then selecting a product or device remains the mainstay of wound management. There are, of course, many other factors to be considered when addressing patients with wounds, and reviewing a wound in isolation from these other factors may lead to poor healing progress.

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Nutrition, skin care, patient motivation, financial circumstances, environment and psychological state all play a part in wound healing. It is best to have a structure in assessment in order to decipher the wound aetiology, look at factors influencing healing, address these as able, and then select a product based on the aim.


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Jan Rice
Jan Rice is a Registered Nurse with many years of experience in surgical nursing. Jan is a member of the Venous Leg Ulcer Guideline Implementation sub-committee and the Pressure Injury Guidelines Development sub-committee. Jan obtained a Masters in Wound Care in 2009 and runs a wound clinic in a large Metropolitan General Practice — Ashwood Medical. Through her own business, Jan has been acting as a consultant to over 80 aged care facilities and a resource for Divisions of General Practice and surgeons within Victoria. Jan is an author of a book chapter on wound healing and has been a volunteer with Interplast since 1983. In 2006, she was awarded Fellowship to the Australian Wound Management Association.
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Leah Smith
19 Jan 2023
Great information. Easy to read and understand.
Lainie Hayes
18 Jan 2023
Registered Nurse
Excellent information provided for attending to pressure injury identification and care.
Hazel Sia
18 Feb 2020
Wound management is imperative to know and understand to give above and beyond patient care for my future patients.
Heather Bement
21 Feb 2020
Very detailed and informative.
Phina Okoronka
19 Mar 2021
This resource is very informative and detailed
Tara Avina
04 Apr 2022
Enrolled Nurse
Jan Rice is a fantactic wound nurse and reading this article has reinforced what she has taught me on the job while I was working in aged care and she was assessing reidents in my care.
Brittany McDaniel
23 Feb 2020
Great information for first semester nursing students.
Sandra Nelson-Williams
29 Sep 2020
Good learning Well explained Easy to follow Increased my knowledge
Kimheang Sao
02 Aug 2021
Very good resource for the different types of pressure injury
Reena Sharma
13 Apr 2023
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