Pressure injuries are a significant health threat. It has been estimated that 2.5 million patients in the United States develop one or more pressure injuries and as many as 60,000 of these individuals die from the resulting complications each year. Prevention is the best approach for addressing this significant healthcare issue. However, event when preventative methods are employed, pressure injuries still can and do occur. Accurate identification and classification of pressure injuries as well as implementation of appropriate management strategies are essential to improve patient outcomes and decrease the financial, physical, and emotional costs of pressure injury. This course will focus on pressure injury staging and best practices for pressure injury management.
After completing this continuing nursing education activity, nurses will be able to distinguish pressure injury from other types of wounds, stage pressure injury using the NPUAP classification system, and appropriately document findings regarding pressure injury stage and management.
This continuing education activity is for nurses who would like more information about pressure injury staging and best practices for pressure injury management.
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