Body Mass Index and Pressure Ulcers: Improved Predictability of Pressure Ulcers in Intensive Care Patients

Author(s): Sookyung Hyun, RN, PhD, Xiaobai Li, PhD, Brenda Vermillion, RN, DNP, ACNS-BC, Cheryl Newton, RN, MSN, Monica Fall, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, Pacharmon Kaewprag,MEng, Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD, and Elizabeth R. Lenz, RN, PhD

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Nov 01, 2018

Topics: Skin/Wound Care

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Fees
Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Obesity contributes to immobility and subsequent pressure on skin surfaces. Knowledge of the relationship between obesity and development of pressure ulcers in intensive care patients will provide better understanding of which patients are at high risk for pressure ulcers and allow more efficient prevention.

Objectives

  • Identify factors of pressure ulcer development.
  • Explain how body mass index (BMI) can enhance prediction of pressure ulcer development.
  • Explain how BMI can be used in pressure ulcer prevention.

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