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Pressure Injury Assessment, Prevention, and Management

The purpose of this educational activity is to enable the learner to identify and determine evidence-based prevention and treatment protocols for pressure injuries.


Additional Course Information

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. List two (2) factors that place the older adult at risk for pressure injury.
  2. State three (3) preventative measures to promote skin integrity.
  3. Identify three (3) resident skin areas at risk for pressure injury.

Learning Outcome

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge about assessing pressure injury risk, preventing
pressure injuries, and managing them by passing a quiz with a score of 85% or greater accuracy


Karen Miller, BSN, RN

Mrs. Miller received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Jacksonville University (JU) in Jacksonville Florida in 1993.  She has experience with skin care management in pediatric and adult populations.  This experience was acquired while working in the specialized field of Wound Care
Nursing in a Long-Term Acute Care Facility and in Acute Care Health Systems that served both pediatric and adult patients. As a Certified Wound Care Nurse (CWCN), Mrs. Miller taught skin and wound care in orientation classes in the facilities where she worked. She also served as a Guest Lecturer at her Alma Mater (JU) and at Florida Community College, Jacksonville. Mrs. Miller’s
personal goal is to help equip medical staff with the knowledge base and practical skills that will enable them to deliver the best care possible to their patients, clients, and residents.

Pressure Injury Assessment, Prevention, and Management - Healthcare Academy
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Pressure Injury Assessment, Prevention, and Management


One of the most preventable types of wounds seen in the long-term care setting is the pressure injury.  Since pressure injuries are largely preventable, governing agencies take a close look at them when facilities are monitored.  This educational activity provides a comprehensive look at best practices for prevention and treatment of pressure injuries as well as guidelines for assessment and documentation.  While the target audience is the nurse, due to the in-depth clinical nature of this activity, nursing assistants may benefit.  Most pressure injuries can be predicted and prevented.  The nurse’s role is to ensure proper assessment of the skin, identify risk factors, and plan for proper pressure prevention strategies.

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