Patient-Specific and Surgical Characteristics in the Development of Pressure Ulcers
Dana Tschannen, RN, PhD, Ondrea Bates, RN, MS, AkkeNeel Talsma, RN, PhD
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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program, you will be able to:
  • Identify 4 patient characteristics that increase the surgical patient’s risk of developing a pressure ulcer during hospitalization.
  • Describe the stages of pressure ulcers according to the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel.
  • Discuss the importance of early pressure ulcer risk identification and incorporation in the surgical plan of care.

Continuing Education Information

CE ID: A1221021
Total Contact Hours: 1.00
Pharma Hours: 0.0
Synergy Cat: A
Test Expires: 3/1/2015

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Patient-Specific and Surgical Characteristics in the Development of Pressure Ulcers

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