Pressure Ulcer Incidence in Patients Wearing Nasal-Oral versus Full-Face Noninvasive Ventilation Masks

Author(s): Marilyn Schallom, Lisa Cracchiolo, Antoinette Falker, Jennifer Foster, JoAnn Hager, Tamara Morehouse, Peggy Watts, Linda Weems, Marin Kollef,

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Jul 01, 2019

Topics: Pulmonary, Skin/Wound Care

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Device-related pressure ulcers from noninvasive ventilation masks alter skin integrity and cause patients discomfort.


  • Explain the importance of checking for pressure ulcers.
  • Identify the areas high risk for skin breakdown.
  • Enumerate advantage of wearing a full-face mask.

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