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Pressure Injury Prevention, Staging, and Treatment

Contact Hours Awarded: 2

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Course Overview

Pressure Injury Prevention, Staging, and Treatment

Charmaine Robinson

In this course, learners will recognize how to prevent pressure ulcers, understand proper staging based on current National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel guidelines, and discuss best practices for treatment. The information in this course will serve as a valuable resource to nurses from all specialties and backgrounds.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. What is a pressure injury?
  3. What causes pressure injuries to develop?
  4. What are risk factors for developing a pressure injury?
  5. What is happening on a global scale?
  6. What is happening nationally?
  7. How do pressure injuries impact healthcare?
  8. What is the difference between wound assessment and staging?
  9. What are the six stages of pressure injuries?
  10. What are other types of pressure injuries?
  11. How are pressure injuries diagnosed?
  12. What are some ways to prevent pressure injuries?
  13. How are pressure injuries treated?
  14. What is the nurse’s role in pressure injury prevention?
  15. How can nurses prevent medical device-related pressure injuries?
  16. How can nurses identify pressure injuries in patients with darker skin tones?
  17. How can nurses quickly differentiate between pressure injury stages?
  18. What should patients know?
  19. What is a pressure injury quality improvement initiative?
  20. What are some pressure injury quality measures
  21. Conclusion

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course, we will discuss Pressure Injury Prevention. It will take the average learner 120 minutes to complete and awards 2 contact hours of continuing education.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner will rate a 4 out of 5 on the Likert Scale for their ability to:

  1. Upon completion of this course, learners will have met the following learning objectives:
  2. Explain three risk factors for developing pressure injuries.
  3. Identify the six stages of pressure injuries based on National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel guidelines.
  4. Summarize two ways to treat pressure injuries.

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts, or any contributors have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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Course created on: November 02, 2023

Course Expires on: November 02 2026

Course Offering: #198