Pressure Injury

Overview

4.3 out of 5 (3 Reviews)

Credits

1.75

Post Assesment Questions

23

Expiration Date

15 Nov 2022

Last Reviewed

15 Nov 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

105 Minutes

Stay up to date on the latest medical knowledge

Start This Activity
 
Need Help?  If you have a system or content concerns, please contact support@statpearls.com

Activity Description

Pressure injuries are formed when pressure causes localized damage to underlying skin and soft tissue. These skin and soft tissue injuries remain a significant problem within hospitals and long-term care facilities and result in decreased quality of life and high costs for both the patient and our health care system. To avoid the high morbidity and mortality associated with these pressure injuries, they must be promptly diagnosed and treated. This activity reviews the evaluation and management of pressure injuries and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in improving care for patients with pressure injuries.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the etiology of pressure injuries.
  • Outline the appropriate evaluation of pressure injuries.
  • Review the management options available for pressure injuries.
  • Describe interprofessional team strategies for improving care coordination and communication to advance the treatment of pressure injuries and improve outcomes.
  • Outline the pharmacologic therapy as it applies to Pressure Injury

Author(s) / Contributors Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Hover over the contributor names to see details and disclosures of any financial relationships they have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity. All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT: This activity has received NO commercial support.

Continuing Education Accreditation Information


  

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and StatPearls Publishing, LLC.  AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030803.  This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hour(s) (which includes 0.1 hour(s) of pharmacology).

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing and a money-back guarantee is provided if not completely satisfied.

  • StatPearls and AKH reserve the right to cancel any course due to unforeseen circumstances. StatPearls and AKH will not be responsible for other expenses incurred by the participant in the unlikely event that the program is canceled.

Equal Opportunity

  • StatPearls and AKH are Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Equal Access Institutions. 

Medium or Media Used:

  • Computer Requirements:  Internet Access
  • E-mail Address

Instructions for Credit

  1. Register for the activity and create a StatPearls login.     
  2. Review the required accreditation information:  Target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information.
  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation form.
  7. Obtain a certificate.

StatPearls and AKH adhere to provider standards regarding commercial support of continuing education. It is the policy of StatPearls and AKH that the faculty and planning committee disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, that relevant conflict(s) of interest are resolved and also that authors and editors will disclose any unlabeled/unapproved use of drug(s) or device(s) during their presentation.

The information provided for this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

  • If you have concerns regarding the CE system, please contact support@statpearls.com, or call 727-289-9796.
  • If you have concerns regarding CE, please contact service@akhcme.com or call AKH 877-AKH-CME4.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy:
It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The author must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with ineligible companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are mitigated by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity. AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use:
This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer:
This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH Inc. specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through participant's misunderstanding of the content.

 

Media Usage Rights

The contributors and editors of StatPearls have attested that all associated media (images and video) have been legally cleared for use with this activity.  All copyrights are reserved.

    Reviews

    Brian B. on 5/15/2021

    Marie Nancy b. on 8/18/2021

    Carly S. on 12/2/2021

    Unlimited Nurse Practitioner CE

    Stay up to date on the latest medical knowledge with 6366 CE activities. In these online self-assessment activities, read our reference articles and test your knowledge with more than 7075.5 hours of CE.

    Single Activity

    Take this single activity

    $58.5 1 activity

    6 Month Unlimited Nurse Practitioner CE

    Access to all the Unlimited Nurse Practitioner CE activities in all specialties.

    $249 per half year per user

    1 Year Unlimited Nurse Practitioner CE

    Access to all the Unlimited Nurse Practitioner CE activities in all specialties.

    $349 per 1 year per user