Nutrition Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Injuries – Short Course

Credits: 2
Course Expiration: February 5, 2024
Professional Approvals: CDR, NCBDE
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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.

I found this course to be concise, evidence-based and beneficial to my knowledge as an RDN! I will definitely be referencing back to this information when completing assessments and implementing interventions for those at risk for, or who have pressure injuries.
- Courtney Riffe, RDN, CD, CSG
Nutrition Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries Short Course
This course is an excellent review of nutrition's role and the International Clinical Practice Guidelines for pressure injuries. The case studies allowed for solid use of the information provided in the guidelines.
- Elaine Farley-Zoucha, RDN, LMNT
Nutrition Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries Short Course
This course and required reading provide the most up to date evidence-based nutrition recommendations for treating patients with or at risk for pressure injuries.  This is a major concern in long term care.
- Joanne Genest, RDN, CSG
Nutrition Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries Short Course

After completing this continuing professional education course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Interpret and integrate evidence-based research and literature in decision making as it is related to the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries.
  2. Apply research/evidence-based findings to improve practice, service delivery, and health and nutrition of patients with pressure injuries.
  3. Apply medical nutrition therapy in pressure injury prevention and management.
  4. Establish a plan of care, directly addressing the prevention of and/or treatment of pressure injuries in collaboration with the patient in defining time, frequency and duration of the intervention.

This course is intended for: RDNs, CDEs and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: 161073 Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: II

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision making.
  • 6.2.5 Applies research/evidence-based findings to improve practice, service delivery, and health and nutrition of customers.
  • 8.1.5 Applies medical nutrition therapy in disease prevention and management.
  • 10.2.8 Establishes the plan of care, directly addressing the nutrition diagnosis in collaboration with the patient in defining time, frequency and duration of the intervention.

Note: Numerous other CDR Learning Need Codes and Performance Indicators may apply.

This self-study course includes required reading, a downloadable course document and an online exam with multiple choice, case study based questions. This course exam includes 10 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: Munoz N, Posthauer ME, Cereda E, Schols JMGA, Haesler E. The Role of Nutrition for Pressure Injury Prevention and Healing: The 2019 International Clinical Practice Guideline Recommendations. Adv Skin Wound Care.

The text/book associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles which they will apply in taking a case-study based exam. Neither the authors nor the publishers of the text/book have contributed to or endorsed this course.

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