Wound Care Certificate Lesson 4B: Pressure Injuries Development, Prevention, and Treatment

Instructions: Please watch the following recorded lecture, video and read the instructor summary notes.

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Understanding Pressure Injury Staging

Things to Remember About Pressure Injuries:

  • Treat the Underlying Cause(s):
    – Always off-load pressure
  • Deal with Risk Factors:
    – Chronic disease issues (e.g., diabetes)
    – Moisture
    – Nutrition/hydration
  • Ask yourself if the injury is HEALABLE? INFECTED?
    – Heels: Don't forget to look at both feet!!