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Pressure Injury/Wound Care

As of April 2016, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel announced a change in the terminology from pressure ulcer to pressure injury and also updated the stages of pressure injury. The term pressure ulcer will now be referred to as pressure injury throughout the remainder of this course. The elderly comprises about 13 percent of the total population in the United States. One problem that is frequently encountered in this population is pressure injuries. According to one source, about 70 % of all pressure injuries are found in adults over 65 years of age. These statistics demonstrate the enormity of this medical problem for older adults. In many circumstances, these can be prevented. Nurses are at the front line of those who can have an impact and prevent this problem. The costs incurred from this problem are enormous and one source cites that between 11 and 17 billion dollars are spent annually on managing pressure injuries. The problem is only compounded when more than half of pressure injury patients discharged from hospitals are sent to long-term care facilities. In this course you will learn basic information, as well as specifics about pressure injuries. You will also learn about the basic assessment of pressure injuries and factors that can contribute to the development of pressure injuries. The prevention strategies and treatment regimen of pressure injuries will be addressed. In addition, you will gain knowledge about interventions to incorporate into your practice. All of this information will hopefully decrease the incidence of this frequently encountered problem and provide you with the necessary tools to address it. In addition, you will be able to distinguish findings that need to be communicated to appropriate individuals and documented for successful patient treatment plans.
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Pressure Injury/Wound Care
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