Health promotion

Health promotion

Preventing and treating pressure sores: A guide for people with spinal cord injuries

Check out our new guide on preventing and treating pressure sores! This guide is a plain language version of the 2013 Canadian Best Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers in People with Spinal Cord Injury. It covers:

Preventing and treating pressure sores: A guide for people with spinal cord injuries
  • what they are
  • how to prevent them
  • how to best treat them if they occur
  • how to talk to your healthcare team about your skin health.

Download a pdf version of the guide

Copyright © Bowman, T., Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, 2015. All rights reserved. May be reproduced and distributed for educational purposes only. You may not reproduce this document, in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial redistribution without prior written permission from Spinal Cord Injury Ontario. Direct requests to educator@sciontario.org

Funding support for this project was provided by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. 

Maintenant disponible en français. Télécharger la version française ici:
http://www.sciontario.org/sites/sciontario.org/files/workshops/Pr%C3%A9venir%20et%20traiter%20les%20plaies%20de%20lit.pdf Prévenir et traiter les plaies de lit
(Now available in French. Download the French version via the above link)

 

 

 

 

Preventing and treating pressure sores WEBCAST:

 http://mediasite.otn.ca/Mediasite/Play/6befc7aa6fcb4ae7ad2eeb4b275212b41d?catalog=fd668812-d87c-47f9-b1ba-6d979fed9af4

Preventing and Treating Pressure Sores Panel

This webcast features a panel of peers and professionals sharing experience related to pressure sore prevention strategies, treatment best practices, and what to expect and challenges during treatment. Panelists include:

  • Christine Selinger, Educator, SCI Ontario
  • Karen Campbell, Wound Project Manager, Lawson Research Institute, St. Joseph’s Health Care
  • Andree Gauthier, Occupational Therapist, UHN Toronto Rehab Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Program
  • Heidi Wilk, Dietitian, UHN Toronto Rehab Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Program
  • Peter Athanasopoulos, Manager, Government Relations and Public Policy Program, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario
  • Nancy Xia, Community Resource and Education Assistant, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario
  • Lew Boles, Peer Support Volunteer, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario
  • Bob Dillman, Peer Support Volunteer, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

The webcast was originally broadcast over the Ontario Telemedicine Network on April 16, 2015. It launched our new guide for people with spinal cord injuries on preventing and treating pressure sores. This guide is a plain language version of the Canadian Best Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers in People with Spinal Cord Injury: A Resource Handbook for Clinicians (Houghton and Campbell et al, 2013). Funding support for this project was provided by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF).

Our goal is to make sure people with SCI  have the right supports and knowledge to prevent pressure sores.   To ensure people are receiving the right services, at the right time, and place, with the best possible treatment and prevention techniques, we need your help!

1. If you watch this webcast, we ask for your feedback through an anonymous online survey here: http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/sciontario/pressuresorevideoconference/.

2. Help us build a call for action to ensure our healthcare system is using best practices in the prevention and treatment of pressure sores. Share this link with your peers and become part of a movement that addresses and resolves the systemic barriers associated with pressure sores. http://www.sciontario.org/pressure-sore-strategy

3. Please share this guide with your healthcare team or your colleagues who can ensure this guide can be used by people who need it the most.

 

We presented the results of this project in May 2015 at the 4th ISCoS and ASIA Joint Meeting in Montreal. Check out our poster here: http://www.sciontario.org/sites/sciontario.org/files/workshops/SCI%20Ontario%20poster_ISCOS_2015.pdfposter