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IDOH Pressure Ulcer Library

The following are a few books and articles identified by the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) that address pressure ulcers.  This list is by no means an exhaustive list resulting from a thorough literature search but merely a list compiled during our normal course of business.


American Medical Directors Association (AMDA), Pressure Ulcers in the Long-Term Care Setting: Clinical Practice Guideline (2008).

Baranoski, S. & Ayello, E., Wound Care Essentials: Practice Principles, 2nd Edition (2008).

Medline Industries, Inc., The Wound Care Handbook (2007).

Journal Articles

Duncan, K. D., Preventing Pressure Ulcers: The Goal is Zero, The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, vol. 33, no. 10.  (October 2007).

AHCPR. (1992, May). Panel for the Prediction and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers in Adults. Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction and Prevention. Clinical Practice Guideline, Number 3. AHCPR Publication No. 92-0047. Rockville, MD: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Ayello, E. A., & Braden, B. (2001). Why is pressure ulcer risk so important? Nursing, 31(11), 74-79.

Bank, D. (2005). Decreasing the incidence of skin tears in a nursing and rehabilitation center. Advances in Skin and Wound Care, 18, 74-75.

Baranoski, S. (2000). Skin tears: The enemy of frail skin. Advances in Skin and Wound Care, 13(3), 123-126.

Birch, S., & Coggins, T. (2003).  Non-rinse, one-step bed bath: The effects on the occurrence of skin tears in a long-term-care setting. Ostomy/Wound Management, 49, 64-67.

Cuddigan, J., Ayello, E. A., & Sussman, C. (Eds.) (2001).  Pressure ulcers in America: Prevalence, incidence, and implications for the future. Reston, VA: National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. Evidence Level I: Systematic Review/Meta-Analysis.

Gilcreast, D. M., Warren, J. B., Yoder, L. H., Clark, J. J., Wilson, J. A., & Mays, M. Z. (2005). Research comparing three heel ulcer-prevention devices. Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing, 32(2), 112-120.

Edwards, H., Gaskill, D., & Nash, R. (1998). Treating skin tears in nursing home residents: A pilot study comparing four types of dressings. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 4, 25-32.

Hampton, S., & Collins, F. (2005). Reducing pressure ulcer incidence in a long-term setting. British Journal of Nursing, 14(15), S6-S12.

Hanson, D. H., Anderson, J., Thompson, P., & Langemo, D. (2005).  Skin tears in long-term care: Effectiveness on skin care protocols on prevalence.  Advances in Skin and Wound Care, 18, 74.

Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA). (2000, June). Investigative protocol, guidance to surveyors: Long term care facilities (Rev. 274).Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Houwing, R. H., Rozendaal, M.,Wouters-Wesseling,W., Beulens, J.W., & Buskens, E. (2003). A randomized, double-blind assessment of the effect of nutritional supplementation on the prevention of pressure ulcers in hip-fracture patients. Clinical Nutrition, 22(4), 401-405.

Hunter, S., Anderson, J., Hanson, D., Thompson, O., Langemo, D., & Klug, M. G. (2003). Clinical trial of a prevention treatment protocol for skin breakdown in two nursing homes. Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN), 30(5), 250-258.

Iglesias, D., Nixon, J., Cranny, G., Nelson, E. A., Hawkins, K., Phillips, A., et al. (2006). Pressure relieving support surfaces (PRESSURE) Trial: Cost-effectiveness analysis. British Medical Journal, 332(7555), 1416.

Mason, S. R. (1997).  Type of soap and the incidence of skin tears among residents of a long-term-care facility. Ostomy/Wound Management, 43(8), 26-30.

Payne, R. L., & Martin, M. C. (1993). Defining and classifying skin tears: Need for common language. Ostomy/Wound Management, 39(5), 16-19, 22-24, 26.

Thomas, D. R., Goode, P. S., LaMaster, K., Tennyson, T., & Parnell, L. K. S. (1999). A comparison of an opaque foam dressing versus a transparent film dressing in the management of skin tears in institutionalized subjects. Ostomy/Wound Management, 45(6), 22-28.

White, M. W., Karam, S., & Cowell, B. (1994). Skin tears in frail elders: A practical approach to prevention. Geriatric Nursing, 15(2), 95-98.