Week 3: Pressure Ulcer Etiology | Scope and Staging (WMFC)
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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