Stay up to date on the prevention, identification and treatment of pressure injuries with evidence-based recommendations for clinical practice.
IMPORTANT: Course includes 1 certificate and the course document. You must purchase Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries – Clinical Practice Guide (not the Quick Reference Guide) in hard copy or e-book format at https://guidelinesales.com/page/NPIAP.
This course is based on the publication, Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries: Clinical Practice Guideline (The International Guideline 2019) which was developed as a collaboration between the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP), National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP), and the Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance (PPPIA). 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 book provides guidance on pressure injury etiology and classification, risk factor assessment, and prevention and treatment of pressure injuries for a variety of populations. Prevention and treatment topics include nutrition but also positioning, support surfaces, dressings, and other forms of treatment. The 2019 Clinical Practice Guideline also provides guidance in implementing best practices in clinical settings and provides a glossary of terms for those who are new to wound care or need clarification on any terminology.
The course is supplemented by updated information from Becky Dorner & Associates’ Diet and Nutrition Care Manual and provides practical guidance on meeting the nutritional needs of patients with pressure injuries (included in the course document).
This CPE will provide the learner with a comprehensive understanding of the prevention of, identification of, and treatment of pressure injuries and the research that supports recommendations for clinical practice. The learner will gain an understanding of pressure injury prevention and treatment from an interdisciplinary perspective. A case-study based CPE exam (with a focus on specific chapters of the 2019 Clinical Practice Guideline) will assist the learner in applying the material to institutional systems and direct patient care.