Week 3 | Pressure Ulcer Etiology, Scope and Staging (15181-SP)
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
After completing this session, you will be able to:
- Discuss the significance of pressure ulcers as a health care problem.
- Differentiate between prevalence and incidence of pressure ulcers.
- Describe the etiology of a pressure ulcer.
- Define the NPUAP classification system for staging pressure ulcers.
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