Week 3 | Pressure Injury Prevention (17180-SP)
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Avoidable vs. Unavoidable Pressure Ulcers
- National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Consensus
- F-Tag 314 in LTC
- Evidence-based guidelines
- Vulnerable patient populations
- Additional risk factors in the literature
Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program (PUPP)
- Program Infrastructure
- Best practice components
- Skin Inspection
- Risk Assessment
- Pressure Redistribution and offloading
- Offloading guidelines
- Mechanical loading and support surfaces
- Offloading heels
- Prevention of device related pressure ulcers
- Maintaining skin health
- Effects of moisture on the skin.
- Incontinent Associated Dermatitis (IAD)
- Moisture Associated Skin Damage (MASD)
- Manage moisture
- Nutrition and hydration
- Patient/family education
Case Study: Mr. W.G.
- Application of Braden Scale
- Development of a pressure prevention plan
Pressure ulcer prevention documentation
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
After completing this session, you will be able to:
- Discuss the importance of a risk assessment tool in the prevention of pressure ulcers.
- Describe the key elements in developing a pressure ulcer prevention plan.
Renee Anderson, MSN, RN, CWON
Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse; Co-Director, Wound Management Education Program (WMEP) and Wound Management Fundamentals Course (WMFC), Continuing Nursing Education, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle; President, Rainier Clinical Consultants, Inc, Seattle, WA