ACC together with the New Zealand Wound Care Society (NZWCS), the Health Quality & Safety Commission and the Ministry of Health, has developed a new set of resources to support the prevention of pressure injuries.
Thousands of New Zealanders get a pressure injury every year and when they happen, these injuries have a significant impact on peoples’ lives, and on the health system.
The ‘No Pressure’ resources have been developed to provide nationally consistent information about pressure injury prevention, for clinicians and patients. They are designed to support conversations between people at risk and their health professionals, to help identify the early warning signs and prevent pressure injuries from happening.
The full set of resources includes a patient-focused flyer in 15 languages, posters, and a classification chart for clinicians. These are now available on the NZWCS website and can be ordered at no cost from ACC’s online ordering system.
For more information about ACC’s pressure injury prevention programme visit www.acc.co.nz/treatmentsafety.