Prevention of Pressure InjuriesBack to Courses
- Use the Braden Q Scale risk assessment to determine a patient’s pressure injury risk
- Implement appropriate prevention practices based on Braden scores
- Manage patient medical devices, clothing, and accessories to prevent pressure injuries
- Employ appropriate pressure prevention equipment (specialty beds, wedges, support surfaces, etc.)
- Identify patient positioning and repositioning to prevent pressure injuries
- Classify injuries according to the pressure injury stages
- Understand how nutrition, mobility, and activity influence pressure injury risk
- Perform skin assessments to prevent pressure injuries
- Differentiate between pressure
This course covers pressure injury prevention practices, including risk assessments, patient positioning, and pressure injury prevention equipment.
Did You Know...
- Each year, 2.5 million patients are affected by pressure injuries at a cost of about $12 billion
- The cost of individual cases ranges from $20,000 to $150,000
- About 60,000 patients die as a direct result of pressure injuries each year
- Skin condition is often under-assessed during nursing’s head-to-toe exams—a thorough examination of the skin is a critical step in the recognition and prevention of pressure injuries. This course will examine risk assessment and the implementation of effective prevention strategies.