Nutrition Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers / Injuries Course

Credits: 20
Course Expiration: May 23, 2023
Professional Approvals: CDR
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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.

This course has great up to date information on the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel and provides RDNs with the tools needed to thoroughly understand the gamut of Pressure Injuries/Ulcers whether new to the field or a seasoned RDN. I highly recommend this course.
- Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN
Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries Self Study Course
This course provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice standards.  It helped me understand the thought process, challenges, and wound care terminology of the wound care nurse/specialist. and I now have a better appreciation of that clinical role/ position.
- Joanne Genest, RD, CSG
Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries Self Study 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 and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: 155820 Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: II

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes:

  • 9020 Evaluation and application of research
  • 5000 Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • 5380 Wound Care
  • 5390 Care Planning, documentation, and evaluation

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 89 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries: Clinical Practice Guideline, The International Guidelines 2019, was a project of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel, and the Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance.

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.

Additional Required Reading for this Course: The course includes supplemental information from Diet and Nutrition Care Manual: Comprehensive Edition. Becky Dorner & Associates, Inc. Dunedin, FL. 2019.