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Pressure Injuries: Assessing, Treating and Preventing Infection

Gain knowledge on how to determine the best way to asses wound care for treatment before infections occur.Many care providers struggle with assessment and treatment of pressure injuries. Infection is the most common complication of the pressure injury condition, and the costs associated with both conditions can be astronomical. With a plethora of products and methods of treatment on the market, decision making surrounding wound treatment and confusion about wound assessment persists. This topic will demystify basic decisions about pressure injury treatment, and provide strategies to help mitigate and identify further complications such as infection in those who are most vulnerable to the condition. This material will arm the novice with strategies that are applicable tomorrow, and will enhance the skills of those with experience. These ideas are rooted in evidence and have proven to minimize pressure ulcer occurrence and enhance healing of pressure ulcers across the continuum of care.


Runtime: 55 minutes
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Agenda

Wound Assessment

  • Determination of Wound Etiology
  • Comprehensive Parameters of Wound Assessment
  • Stages and Classification of Pressure Ulcers

Treatment of Pressure Injuries

  • Prediction and Prevention
  • Optimize Healing Potential
  • Demystifying Pressure Ulcer Treatment Decisions

Prevention of Infection

  • Differentiate Biofilm vs. Bioburden
  • Identify Superficial vs. Deep Infection
  • Determine Treatments to Manage the Wound Environment
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This course was last revised on November 14, 2017.

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Dea J. Kent, DNP, RN, NP-C, CWOCN, QCP

Dea J. Kent, DNP, RN, NP-C, CWOCN, QCP

  • Director of Nursing Home Oversight & Consulting at Community Health Network, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Nurse practitioner specializing in wound, ostomy and continence care
  • Consultant in all care settings, specifically in developing wound programs and protocols
  • Developed and taught a three credit hour college elective for RN-BSN students on wound care
  • Writer of several publications related to the areas of wound, ostomy and continence, including peer reviewed journals and book chapters
  • Doctorate work at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), focused on diabetic foot examination as a prevention strategy to reduce amputation
  • Member of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™, American Association of Nurse Practitioners™, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing®, MidEast Region WOCN® Society, American Organization of Nurse Executives, American Association of Directors of Nursing Services
  • Conference speaker on WOC, leadership and quality issues
  • D.N.P degree, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis; M.S.N. degree, Ball State University; B.S.N. and A.D.N. degrees, Indiana University-Kokomo; WOC in education, Emory University, Atlanta Georgia
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Product ID: 401248
Published 2017
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