This short course is conducted over one day and is equivalent to 7 continuing professional development (CPD) hours. Please note that this program is subject to change.
Who should attend?
In this short course, participants will learn about pressure injuries and the serious impact they have on the patient and our health system. Pressure injury staging will also be explained based on the new National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) guidelines, prevention and management and systems in place discussed. The importance of fundamental core nursing care will be highlighted and patient case studies will be presented. This short course is applicable to all nurses.
Key learning outcomes
On completion participants will be better able to:
- define pressure injury
- identify and describe the stages of pressure injury development
- list and explain the purpose of a risk assessment
- develop strategies to prevent and manage a pressure injury
- explain the role documentation plays in pressure injury prevention and management
- identify the difference between skin injury, ulcers and a pressure injury
Pressure Injury Development, Staging and Risk Factors
Pressure prevention, intervention, documentation, case presentations
Wound management for pressure injuries
Governance, Clinical Excellence Commission