Prevention and Treatment of Skin Breakdown
Course Code: CPD151
Duration: 5 hours,
Cost: $15 (individual registration)
The Prevention and Treatment of Skin Breakdown series of comprehensive, online, self-paced courses were developed by Nurse Educators and are designed to help different levels of caregivers understand their role in wound care and pressure ulcer treatment and prevention. The courses use interactive and engaging modules to explain concepts and reinforce the critical role communication plays in providing proper care. Participants will observe patient interactions and clinical care situations, and take assessments throughout the course to demonstrate learning.
This program was developed in conjunction with the Emerson Foundation.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services identified pressure wounds as one of the most common and costly clinical challenges facing the healthcare field. Maintaining healthy skin in patients is a responsibility shared by every level of health care provider. Wound care and pressure ulcer prevention requires an understanding of:
• Skin care and wound care basics
• Risk assessment standards
• Prevention care planning
• Patient care and safety needs
• Patient and family education
• Leadership and teamwork required to improve communication and lower the occurrence of wounds