Course Expiration: February 5, 2024
Stay up to date on the prevention, identification and treatment of pressure injuries with evidence-based recommendations for clinical practice.
The required reading for this course is a summary of the nutrition-related recommendations presented in the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries: Clinical Practice Guideline, a collaboration between the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP), National Pressure Injury Advisor Panel (NPIAP) and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance (PPPIA) published in 2019.
The goal of this international collaboration was to develop evidence-based recommendations for the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries that could be used by health professionals throughout the world. An explicit scientific methodology was used to identify and critically appraise all available research, providing the reader with strengths of evidence and strengths of recommendation for interventions. The entire guideline provides recommendations for a wide range of prevention treatment topics including positioning, support surfaces and dressings. This particular paper focuses on nutrition-related recommendations for prevention and treatment of pressure injuries.
This CPE will provide the learner with a basic understanding of the nutrition-related recommendations presented in the 2019 Clinical Practice Guideline. The learner will understand the research supporting each recommendation and the role nutrition can play in prevention and treatment of pressure injuries. A case-study based CPE exam will assist the learner in applying the material to clinical scenarios.
Purchasing Options: This is available as Additional Certificate only. Includes a link to the required reading in the course document, electronic test, and 1 certificate with passing grade.