Week 3 | Pressure Ulcer Prevention (16180-SP)

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Avoidable vs. Unavoidable Pressure Ulcers

  • National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Consensus
  • F-Tag 314 in LTC
  • Evidence-based guidelines

Risk Factors

  • Vulnerable patient populations
  • Additional risk factors in the literature

Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program (PUPP)

  • Program Infrastructure
  • Best practice components
    • Skin Inspection
    • Risk Assessment
      • Norton
      • Braden
  • 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)
    • Candidiasis
      • Diagnosis
      • Treatment
    • Manage moisture
  • Nutrition and hydration
    • Assessment
    • Intervention
  • 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:

  1. Discuss the importance of a risk assessment tool in the prevention of pressure ulcers. 
  2. Describe the key elements in developing a pressure ulcer prevention plan.
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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