It’s Time to Relieve the Pressure: Best Practices in Acute Pressure Injury Management in ICU

Author(s): Mondor Eugene

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Dec 31, 2025

Topics: Beacon, Skin/Wound Care

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Surviving critical illness or injury is not without consequences. All too often, this involves development of an acute pressure injury. This advanced session describes the physiological origins of a pressure injury and the inter-relationship between risk factors in critically ill patients that predispose them to tissue injury. Identification of best-practice strategies for managing complex pressure injuries in the ICU can empower critical care nurses to be effective wound care champions.


  • Explain the physiological sequence of events which contribute to the development of an acute pressure injury.
  • Identify ICU and patient-specific risk factors contributing to the development of a pressure injury in a critically ill patient.
  • Describe evidence-based strategies for optimal healing of an acute pressure injury, including setting up a successful wound care program.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


This activity has been reviewed by the Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias. No conflicts of interest have been identified for any individual with the ability to influence the content of this activity. Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN or ANCC approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012. AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing (CBRN), California Provider number CEP 1036. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

AACN programming meets the standards for most states that require mandatory continuing education contact hours for license and/or certification renewal. AACN recommends consulting with your state board of nursing or credentialing organization before submitting CE to fulfill continuing education requirements.

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