Visit the new module, Preventing and Caring for Pressure Ulcers.
The site begins with a simple yet powerful Flash™ animation and features
easy-to-understand pages with illustrations for patients about the layers of
healthy skin and how to recognize and prevent pressure ulcers. An expanded section
for family caregivers and nursing assistants includes how to work alongside
healthcare professionals to prevent pressure ulcers and provide optimal care.
Two practical handouts (.pdf downloads) for patients and for caregivers help
in providing education about pressure ulcer prevention, care of an ulcer, and
recognition of critical events. The site also contains links to other pressure
ulcer Web resources.
This patient and caregiver module is part of a larger educational project,
Pressure Ulcers in the Medically Ill: Addressing a Major Public Health Problem
Through Professional and Family Education. Two distinct E-learning modules—one
for physicians, and a second for nurses—were made possible by a generous
grant from The Leir Charitable Foundations, In Memory of Erna D. Leir.