Pocket Guide to Pressure Ulcers Now Available for Download to Mobile Devices

PRINCETON, N.J., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pocket Guide to Pressure Ulcers, the popular bedside resource tool used by thousands of clinicians nationwide, is now available as a downloadable iBook.

The Pocket Guide iBook provides instant access to vivid full color photos, illustrations and descriptions downloadable to the iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone. It debuted during the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel's conference in Las Vegas. Co-author Elizabeth A. Ayello was a keynote speaker at the national conference.

The new iBook features useful clinical descriptions, reference photos and regulatory information contained in the original Pocket Guide. In addition, the guide has been updated with MDS 3.0 compliance information for long-term care professionals. The spiral-bound, laminated pocket guide also remains available.

Many healthcare facilities and provider organizations have equipped their staffs with the Pocket Guide, authored by Ayello, Ph.D., RN, MAPWA, FAAN, who served as past president of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and chair of NJHA's Pressure Ulcer Collaborative, and Jeffrey M. Levine, MD, AGSF, CMD, a geriatrician affiliated with Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City and Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a longtime presenter and author on pressure ulcers.

"Our new iBook is convenient, easy to use and provides yet another tool for clinicians to stage and document pressure ulcers. I'm proud to promote the use of emerging technology to provide the best-possible healthcare for our patients," stated Ayello.

Dr. Levine noted, "With its full-color photos and illustrations, this new iBook provides the most vivid and accurate resource document a healthcare professional could ask for - indispensible for both documentation and regulatory compliance. It's a great complement to our traditional Pocket Guide to Pressure Ulcers, giving clinicians the options and flexibility they need to fit their personal practice style."

The Pocket Guide to Pressure Ulcers is published by NJHA Healthcare Business Solutions. Visit www.nopressureulcers.com for more information and online purchasing; the electronic book is also available directly from Apple at http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/pocket-guide-to-pressure-ulcers/id422351011?mt=11. The Pocket Guide will be coming soon to additional mobile platforms.

Note: iBook, iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple.

The New Jersey Hospital Association, based in Princeton, is the statewide advocate for its member hospitals and post-acute providers and the patients they serve. Its Institute for Quality and Patient Safety is an industry leader in pressure ulcer quality improvement efforts. The Institute's Pressure Ulcer Collaborative received both national and international recognition for its success. After two years of applying shared practices and preventive techniques, the 150 healthcare facilities that participated in the collaborative realized a 70 percent reduction in the incidence of new pressure ulcers. NJHA Healthcare Business Solutions provides group purchasing and other cost-saving products and services to healthcare providers.