Fundamentals of Pressure Ulcers
This course aims to educate you on the fundamentals of Pressure Ulcers.
You will know the following after completing this course:
- How is the pressure ulcers diagnosis defined?
- What does pressure ulcers look like and common apperance?
- Where on the body can pressure ulcers be found?
- What causes pressure ulcers, aetiology?
- How are they categorised/classified?
- Facts an figures: incidence, prevalence and costs
- Risk factors
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What are pressure ulcers?
Topics: How pressure ulcers are defined and classified Risk factors and the mechanisms that cause pressure ulcers Superficial vs. deep tissue injury
Pressure ulcers: how big is the problem?
Topics: Global burden of pressure ulcers, and factors that drive their development Prevalence rates in different healthcare settings Common locations on the body for pressure ulcers
Prophylactic use of dressings
Topics: Clinical consensus on using dressings for pressure ulcer prevention What the ideal prevention dressing should look like Clinical and health-economic evidence proving the efficacy of dressings for pressure ulcer prevention
Pressure ulcer prevention strategies
Topics: Need for a prevention solution Specific prevention strategies that could be included in a solution
PI prevention, trends and lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an increasing number of patients are being admitted to ICU/CCU and cared for in a prone position for extended periods to aid mechanical ventilation. How can clinicians manage the increased risk of patients developing pressure ulcers as a result of prone positioning? Monday, 9 November 2020, 9:00 AM/6:00 PM CET Join webinar
PI prevention and best practices in prone positioned patients
Prophylactic multilayer foam dressings are a widely accepted method of preventing pressure ulcers in patients considered to be at ‘high-risk’. Find out how clinicians can implement dressings as part of a prevention protocol to help protect vulnerable COVID-19 patients from pressure ulcers. Thursday 12 November 2020, 9:00 AM/6:00 PM CET Join webinar
PI prevention in prone positioned patients: driving and implementing system-wide changes to improve outcomes
Public health emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, create the need for urgent evidence-based interventions to prevent negative patient outcomes such as pressure ulcers. Hear how global experts in PU prevention manage changes in clinical practice through system-wide adoption of best practice, to help protect prone positioned patients. Tuesday 17 November 2020, 9:00 AM/6:00 PM CET Join webinar
Hard-to-heal Pressure Ulcers
In this webinar, Dr Paulo Alves will share his knowledge and experience within this area with emphasis on why debridement and exudate management is so important. Watch On-demand
Investing in the WOC nurse leader
2020 Year of the Nurse: join Mölnlycke® for a panel discussion on the value of the Wound Care Nurse during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. How specialty practice, patient care, and leadership are impacted by the disease will be explored from the perspectives of both patient and nurse. Watch on-demand
Tortoise as a support surface
This informative webinar will combine science with clinical practice and pressure injury prevention guidelines. Explaining the science behind repositioning patients as part of a pressure ulcer prevention regime, Evan Call will address immersion, envelopment and microclimate. From here, Michelle Deppisch will discuss the clinical importance of these elements in meeting NPIAP guidelines for a support surface. Together, Evan and Michelle will translate lab evidence into discussion on real-world pressure injury prevention. Watch On-demand
Managing the burden of hospital acquired medical device related pressure ulcers
Due to the current global health care crisis, more patients are being admitted to hospital intensive care units where they can come in to contact with a vast number of different medical devices. Skin and tissue damage associated with these devices can take a long time to treat and result in permanent scarring. Watch on-demand
How can you prevent pressure injuries in the OR, and why is prevention important?
Learn from experts’ real-life experience and evidence-based practice in pressure injury prevention. Join Diane Kimsey as she shares her process improvement plans for decreasing pressure injuries in acute and ambulatory OR settings. Watch on-demand version