The VA Pressure Ulcer Resource (VAPUR) Mobile App is for outpatient Veterans and their family-member caregivers, not medical professionals. The Learn function gives users simple content with graphics and videos structured as FAQs on everything from pressure ulcer care to the role of nutrition and exercise in prevention and healing. Medical professionals also may use VAPUR to educate patients about pressure ulcers before discharge. The “Journal Entry” function provides the ability to track individual pressure ulcers, capturing such information as wound size, shape, color, amount and color of drainage, and pain level. This is important, particularly in home-based and rural settings for Veterans do not have daily access to high-quality, evidence-based wound-care specialists. Other functionality includes reminders, automated help dialing, and resource locators.
Corrected the "Change Position" verbiage for Frequency and modified the verbiage for when to reposition, which was changed based on the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP).
- US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
- 97.9 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
- © 2017
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.