Week 3 | Pressure Ulcer Etiology, Scope and Staging (15181-SP)

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Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After completing this session, you will be able to:

  1. Discuss the significance of pressure ulcers as a health care problem. 
  2. Differentiate between prevalence and incidence of pressure ulcers. 
  3. Describe the etiology of a pressure ulcer. 
  4. Define the NPUAP classification system for staging pressure ulcers.
Course summary

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

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