New article from Joint EPUAP & EWMA Pressure Ulcer prevention & patient safety advocacy project
This folder is developed by the wound specialist nurses at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway, and is endorsed by the Irish Wound Management Association.
The folder provides a simple guide for private carers to prevent pressure ulcers.
The the Association for Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC, US) offers a patient ressources section at the website.
The ressources includeeducationalbrochures on the following topics:
The Leg Club model exists primarily in the UK. The first Leg Club was established in 1995 and there are now 14 Leg Clubs in the UK. Additional are currently being established or planned.
The Leg Club Model was conceived as a unique partnership between the district nursing team and the local community, in which patients are empowered, through a sense of ownership, to become stakeholders in their own treatment. Leg Clubs aim to provide leg ulcer management in a social environment, where patients (members) are treated collectively and the emphasis is on social interaction, participation, empathy and peer support where positive health beliefs are promoted.
The Lidsay Leg Club Foundation offers the following patient leaflets for download at their website: