The internet is not just for shopping anymore, though I really do need to take some personal inventory in regards to my Amazon habit. For today’s blog, I wanted to share some of what I think are very cool and very useful tools that wound care providers can put to use immediately without spending a dime. I learned about these from my previous role as a Territory Sales Manager at Molnlycke Health Care. If you are a wound care provider, I hope you find this useful. If you are an industry or sales professional, please feel to share with your customers and buy yourself some instant cred. If neither applies to you, please feel free to take a look at my previous blogs. Without further ado:
The International Skin Tears Advisory Panel Skin Tear Decision Algorithm. This resource offers a very simple but evidence based and effective algorithm for skin tears and could be used as a starting point for a skin tear protocol.
WOCN Algorithm for Support Surface Selection This link connects to the WOCN website where they offer a tool which is evidence based and will help select the proper support surface based on patient need. This site is sponsored by Hill Rom.
NPUAP Pressure Injury Staging Illustrations This offers 3D drawings of the various Pressure Injury Stages. NPUAP allows use of these images for educational purposes.
Incontinence Associated Dermatitis Intervention Tool. This is a great tool to help identify and treat Incontinece associated Dermatitis which can often be challenging for staff to properly identify and treat.
NPUAP Pressure Injury Root Cause Analysis Template The NPUAP RCA Template can help identify the cause of a pressure injury by offering systematic way to review timeline events.
I hope you find these tools useful. Please comment if you think these are helpful or if you have used any of these with success already.