HomeHealth & Wellness after SCISkin Care and Pressure Injuries (formerly referred to as pressure ulcers or pressure sores)Miscellaneous: Skin Care and Pressure Sores

4.6. Miscellaneous: Skin Care and Pressure Sores

North West Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS) Skin Care and Pressure Ulcer Resources

NWRSCIS Forum presented an educational video in January 2012 that is also available in print  Pressure Ulcers Can Wreck You Life: Preventing and Managing Skin Problems after SCI - It includes vital information about preventing pressure ulcers, inspecting your skin, recognizing early signs of skin breakdown, treatment options available, monitoring and managing healing and much more. Photos of pressure ulcers in different stages are also included.

Patient Education Pamphlets on Staying Healthy after a Spinal Cord Injury

o   Taking Care of Pressure Sores

o   Maintaining Healthy Skin (Part I)

o   Maintaining Healthy Skin (Part II)

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Clinical Practice Guideline-Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment after Spinal Cord Injury (2nd ed., 2014).  This guideline can be downloaded on the PVA website, at no cost. 

PVA Consumer Guide-Pressure Ulcers; What You Should Know

New Mobility Skin Care and Pressure Ulcer-related articles:

Strategies to Avoid Pressure Sores September 2019

Taking Off the Pressure January 2017

A New Model for Wound Care April 2013

Healthy Skin, Healthy Healing January 2011

Deep Tissue Pressure Sores March 2011 

Escaping the Hot Seat April 2008

See the Skin Care & Pressure Sore video presentation in Health & Wellness chapter of the Video Resource Room Knowledge Book


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