Pressure Ulcer Prevention in the OR
Contact Hours Awarded: 1.5
Author: Susan Schwartz
Hospitals today are currently evaluated by the number of pressure ulcers arising when patients are admitted to the healthcare facility. The Operating Room (OR) is a huge component of this potential health hazard caused by patients being in the same position for more than one hour at a time. Pressure ulcer prevention is paramount to patient care (1).
- Common Causes of Pressure Ulcers in the OR
- Signs and Symptoms of Pressure Ulcers
- Four Stages of Pressure Ulcers
- Pressure Ulcer Prevention in the OR: Effective Methods
Nursing CE Central 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 ulcer prevention for pre- and postoperative patients. It will take the average learner 90 minutes to complete.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
- Recognize common causes of pressure ulcers in the OR.
- State signs and symptoms of pressure ulcers in the OR.
- Describe the four classifications of pressure ulcers.
- State effective ways to prevent pressure ulcers in the OR.
- Registered Nurses (RN)
- Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
- Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)
Requirement for Completion
- Enrollment in the course by the learner
- Read and learn all course materials
- Complete the course evaluation
- 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)
Conflict of Interest Statement
Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts or any contributors have a commercial interest nor were influenced by commercial interests in the creation of this course, financially or otherwise.
Course Expires on: May 28, 2024
Course Offering: #77