Preventing Pediatric Pressure Injuries 2018-06-08T16:52:44+00:00

Preventing Pediatric Pressure Injuries

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Learning Objectives

  • Occiput pressure injuries
  • Device related pressure injuries
  • Pressure redistribution surfaces

Course Description

Like adult pressure injury prevention, pediatric pressure injury prevention includes early risk assessment, and reliably implementing prevention strategies for at-risk patients. This course examines pressure injury prevention practices including the ways pediatric pressure injury prevention differs from adult pressure injury:

  • Occiput (back of the skull) rather than sacrum is the most common site of pressure injury development
  • Different positioning techniques (holding the patient in the caregiver’s arms)
  • Special considerations for pressure-redistribution surfaces

Did you know…

  • Mortality is 40% on presentation of aortic dissection, plus 1–2% with each passing hour
  • 39% of aortic dissection cases are only recognized >24 hours after admission—very late!—and 20–40% are diagnosed at autopsy
  • Outcomes improve sharply with prompt surgery, falling to 15–20% mortality at one month and 45% at ten years

Course at a Glance

Target Audience: Nurses

Time to Complete: 60 Minutes

Contributor: Children’s Hospital Colorado

Author Information

As a private, not-for-proft pediatric healthcare network, Children’s Hospital Colorado is 100% dedicated to caring for kids at all ages and stages of growth. With more than 3,000 pediatric specialists and more than 5,000 full-time employees, the hospital provides comprehensive pediatric care at the Anschutz Medical Campus inAurora and several locations throughout the region.

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Children’s Hospital Colorado