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Clinical Practice Guideline: Pressure Ulcers, Second Edition


Since the publication of the original clinical practice guideline (CPG) Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment Following Spinal Cord Injury: A Clinical Practice Guideline for Health-Care Professionals (2000), a number of current scientific studies have advanced the knowledge of the factors that contribute to the formation of pressure ulcers and have provided new directions for improving preventive techniques and treatment. For this reason, Paralyzed Veterans of America is proud to present a newly updated edition of the Pressure Ulcer CPG (2nd Ed.), which is now available.


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Paralyzed Veterans of America Research and Education Foundations Online Library


This online library contains a variety of print resources involving spinal cord injury/disease (SCI/D) resulting from various grants awarded by the Paralyzed Veterans of America Research and Education Foundations. These resources are available and can be downloaded in PDF format for free.


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New “App” Available for Health-Care Professionals Treating Spinal Cord Injuries 


Health-care professionals using iPads and iPhones have a new way to access interactive “e-book” versions of the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine’s popular Clinical Practice Guidelines.


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Paralyzed Veterans of America Research and Education Foundation-Sponsored Events


Read about events being held as a result of funding from Paralyzed Veterans of America Education or Research Foundation grants.


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Testimonials on Clinical Practice Guidelines and Consumer Guides


How have consumer guides and clinical practice guidelines been helpful? Check out these testimonials.


More than 750,000 people in the United States, including veterans, live with spinal cord injury or a spinal cord disease (SCI/D). Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) responds to their needs by supporting research, educational programs and other initiatives that unite people and activities toward a single mission: improved quality of life.

Research into treatments and cures for SCI has been a priority for Paralyzed Veterans of America since our earliest days. Our founders were pioneers in promoting research. They recognized that paralysis does not affect veterans of military service exclusively, but can happen to anyone at any stage of their lives.

Until a few decades ago, most scientists believed that paralysis due to spinal cord injury was impossible to reverse. Steady research investment from PVA and others committed to finding a way to reverse paralysis has produced promising laboratory results and demonstrated that, given the right parameters, it is possible to reverse nerve damage, rewire severed nerves, and restore lost neurological function.

PVA continues to work towards alleviating the effects of and finding a cure for SCI/D through the efforts of the PVA Education Foundation, the PVA Research Foundation, multiple partnerships and the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine’s evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and consumer guides.


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