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Pressure Ulcer Prevention in the OR

Contact Hours Awarded: 1.5

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Course Overview

Pressure Ulcer Prevention in the OR

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). 

Course Outline

  1. Introduction  
  2. Common Causes of Pressure Ulcers in the OR
  3. Signs and Symptoms of Pressure Ulcers
  4. Four Stages of Pressure Ulcers
  5. Pressure Ulcer Prevention in the OR: Effective Methods
  6. Conclusion

Accreditation Statement

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.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Recognize common causes of pressure ulcers in the OR. 
  2. State signs and symptoms of pressure ulcers in the OR. 
  3. Describe the four classifications of pressure ulcers. 
  4. State effective ways to prevent pressure ulcers in the OR. 

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)

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.

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Course created on: May 28, 2021

Course Expires on: May 28, 2024

Course Offering: #77