Research has indicated that the risk and occurrence of pressure ulcers is high enough in nearly every healthcare setting to warrant concern. The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (A.H.C.P.R.) has issued a Clinical Practice Guideline, Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction and Prevention. This program summarizes the guideline by explaining how to identify adults at risk for pressure ulcers, what types of intervention techniques prevent pressure ulcer formations, and how to manage Stage I pressure ulcers.
To complete this course, you must do the following:
The material is organized around the following categories:
The purpose of this program is to provide nurses with an understanding of the risk factors for pressure ulcers, the stages of the condition and how to prevent them.
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
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