Online Education | UW Wound Academy | Pressure Injury: A Guide to Prevention

Risk factors for skin breakdown from the UW Wound Academy.This module focuses on the comprehensive assessment of intact skin, determining risk factors for skin breakdown and strategies for improving tissue tolerance to prevent pressure injury.

 

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, you will be better able to:

  1. Discuss the guideline developed collaboratively by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP), European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance (PPPIA) which contains evidence-based recommendations for the prevention and treatment of pressure injury.
  2. List five risk factors for skin breakdown and two risk assessment tools.
  3. Describe four interventions that maintain and improve tissue tolerance to pressure.
  4. Discuss four interventions to protect against external mechanical forces.

Additional Information

Format: 
Self-Study
Topics: 
  • Pressure injury: the problem
  • Classification
  • Definitions
  • Pressure injury: grades and/or stages
  • Recognizing risk factors for skin breakdown
  • Prevention guidelines and recommendations
  • Risk assessment tools and risk factors
  • Maintaining tissue integrity
  • Mechanical loading and support surfaces
  • Education
  • Improving clinical outcomes through "early intervention"
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours
Available: 
07/20/2017
Expires: 
07/20/2020

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours

Activity Availability

Available: 
07/20/2017
Expires: 
07/20/2020
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