Skin Integrity Resources
- NEW The SCIRE project has developed educational videos on the braden scale, pressure ulcer staging and wound assessment.
- Canadian Best Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers in People with Spinal Cord Injury
- For your patients, they have developed a consumer guide to pressure ulcers based on the guideline
- The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) in the USA is the premier voice in the staging of wounds. Their website has a wealth of knowledge for health care professionals.
- The Canadian Association of Wound Care has resources and guidelines for the assessment and treatment of wounds. The BC Provinicial Nursing Skin and Wound Care Committee supports a community of practice with current updates on documentation, decision support tools and treatment techniques
- The Braden Scale is used by most sites for the assessment of pressure sore risk.
- A SCI-specific pressure ulcer risk assessment, the Spinal Cord Injury Pressure Ulcer Scale (SCIPUS), is also available.
- The Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Evidence Project has evidence-based information on the assessment and treatment of pressure ulcers
- Continence is one of the most important factors for skin hygiene. The National Association for Continence has a review of the aspects of Continence Care for People Living with Spinal Cord Injury.
- sci-u.ca is a patient resource for those living with SCI. They have an online course that covers skin health for patients.
Assessment Forms and Chart Inserts here you'll find examples of pre-printed orders, policies and guidelines as well as assessment and charting sheets relating to skin integrity assessment and treatment.