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Updated pressure injury resources available

Pressure injuries (Reducing harm)
11 September 2020

Two resources related to pressure injuries have been updated and are available for download.

The first is the 2019 International Guideline for the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries: Clinical Practice Guideline, which was recently launched by the New Zealand Wound Care Society Pressure Injury Advisory Group. This is the third edition of the guideline, which aims to develop evidence-based recommendations and good practice statements for the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries for use by health professionals throughout the world.

The New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) has also updated the unit standard: Demonstrate knowledge of pressure injuries and pressure area care, and preventive care.

This is a level 3 unit standard for people providing services in a health or wellbeing setting. It may be a learning opportunity for the kaiāwhina workforce. Achieving the standard means peoples’ knowledge and skills in pressure injury prevention and care are nationally recognised.

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