Nutrition & Pressure Injuries: Putting the New Guidelines into Practice Course

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Course Expires May 18, 2023
Credits: 18
Accreditations: CDR, CBDCE
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Advanced level 18 hr CE designed to provide foundational knowledge and opportunities to practice relevant assessment skills needed for patients at risk for or with pressure-related injuries.

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Essential reference for health care professionals working in health care settings to prevent and treat pressure-related injuries. A valuable reference for professors teaching medical nutrition therapy, internship directors, and dietetic interns. New edition includes the latest recommendations from NPUAP on nomenclature, staging and nutrition recommendations for both prevention and treatment of pressure injuries. Also includes sections on physiology and anatomy of skin, risk assessment for pressure-related injuries, strategies to treat slow healing wounds, in-depth discussion on the impact of inflammation and malnutrition on wound healing. This book can be used for disease/condition specific training for Nutrition Care Services professional staff. Online case studies serve as skill-building tutorial. Feedback and supportive references are provided for each chapter quiz question and for case study questions.

Note: This book is fulfilled by Case Software & Books

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

  1. Discuss the anatomy of human skin.
  2. Describe the functions of human skin.
  3. Explain common changes n skin with aging.
  4. Describe etiology of pressure-related injuries.
  5. Discuss prevalence of pressure injuries.
  6. Identify risk factors that contribute to skin breakdown.
  7. Review the prevention healthcare model.
  8. Discuss multidisciplinary strategies for prevention of pressure injuries.
  9. Explore emerging therapies for the prevention of pressure injuries.
  10. Identify steps in wound healing.
  11. Identify key nutrients vital during each step of wound healing.
  12. Discuss the role of nutrition in preventing pressure injuries.
  13. Describe the impact of inflammation on nutrition status.
  14. Discuss the nutrition recommendations in the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG).
  15. Examine the similarities and differences in the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline and other evidence-based nutrition recommendations.
  16. Explore tactics to implement new and revised Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline nutrition recommendations for individuals at risk for pressure injuries and as part of pressure injury treatment.
  17. Develop an action plan for implementation of the new and revised Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline nutrition recommendations.
  18. To apply the evidenced based principles of wound healing and the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline recommendations using a medically complex case study.

This course is intended for for: RDNs and CDEs

CDR Activity Type: Pre-approved Self-study Materials 720 Printed      CDR Learning Level: 3

Suggested CDR Learning Codes:
3000, 3005, 3010, 3020, 3100, 5000, 5090, 5100, 5380, 5410 or other applicable codes

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 1.1.1, 1.1.3, 1.2.2
  • 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.4, 4.1.5
  • 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.2.1, 8.2.3, 8.3.1, 8.3.6
  • 10.2.1, 10.2.3, 10.2.4, 10.2.5, 10.2.6, 10.2.7, 10.2.8, 10.2.9

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


Dr. Mary Litchford, PhD, RD, LDN, is a trailblazer in the field of dietetics known nationally as an acclaimed speaker, author, medical-legal expert and consultant to health care providers. She began her career in public health nutrition setting up WIC programs and then spent a decade teaching dietetics students at University of North Carolina-Greensboro and North Carolina A & T State University.

For the last 20 years, she has demonstrated her expertise as a nutrition entrepreneur. She is president of CASE Software & Books, a professional and educational resource company focusing on advanced level continuing education for Registered Dietitians and computer-based instructional materials for dietetics students. She also lectures throughout the country at state affiliate meetings, DPG conferences and industry sponsored programs.

She has written 26 professional reference books, 18 instructional software programs for dietetics students, numerous chapters in college textbooks and ADA publications, many referred scholarly articles and other professional publications. She has written numerous continuing education products for the Association of Nutrition & Food Service Professionals and wrote the clinical nutrition curriculum for the Certified Dietary Managers Course for North Carolina Community Colleges.


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