Five-Layered Soft Silicone Foam Dressing to Prevent Pressure Ulcers in the Intensive Care Unit

Author(s): Peggy Kalowes, RN, PhD, CNS, Valerie Messina, RN, BSN, CWCN, and Melanie Li, RN, MSN, NP, CWOCN

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Nov 01, 2019

Topics: Skin/Wound Care

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

In critically ill patients, prevention of pressure ulcers is a challenge because of the high risk for multiple comorbid conditions, immobility, hemodynamic instability, and increased use of medical devices.


  • Discuss the effects of using a five-Layered soft silicone foam dressing prophylactically to prevent pressure ulcers in the Intensive Care Unit.
  • Identify key risk factors that place critically ill patients at increased risk for pressure ulcers.
  • Discuss how the use of the soft silicone foam dressing combined with evidence based strategies can potentially eliminate pressure ulcers, resulting in significant cost savings for healthcare systems.

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