Fundamentals of Pressure Ulcers
This course aims to educate you on the fundamentals of Pressure Ulcers.
You will know the following after completing this course:
- How is the pressure ulcers diagnosis defined?
- What does pressure ulcers look like and common apperance?
- Where on the body can pressure ulcers be found?
- What causes pressure ulcers, aetiology?
- How are they categorised/classified?
- Facts an figures: incidence, prevalence and costs
- Risk factors
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What are pressure ulcers?
Topics: How pressure ulcers are defined and classified Risk factors and the mechanisms that cause pressure ulcers Superficial vs. deep tissue injury
Pressure ulcers: how big is the problem?
Topics: Global burden of pressure ulcers, and factors that drive their development Prevalence rates in different healthcare settings Common locations on the body for pressure ulcers
Prophylactic use of dressings
Topics: Clinical consensus on using dressings for pressure ulcer prevention What the ideal prevention dressing should look like Clinical and health-economic evidence proving the efficacy of dressings for pressure ulcer prevention
Pressure ulcer prevention strategies
Topics: Need for a prevention solution Specific prevention strategies that could be included in a solution
Empowering change management in pressure ulcer prevention - time to act now!
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Hard-to-heal pressure injuries
What do you do if a pressure injury stops healing as expected? What factors influence wound complexity and hinder healing progress? Dr Paulo Alves shares his knowledge and experience in this webinar. Watch on-demand
Exudate management strategies for pressure ulcer: Case-based learning
In this webinar, Dr Joyce Black and Dr Hadar Lev-Tov will discuss exudate management strategies for pressure injuries, using real-world case studies to highlight best practices and approaches to treatment. Watch on-demand
Managing the burden of device related pressure injuries in vulnerable patients
Patients, particularly vulnerable ones, are at a greater risk than ever of developing device-related pressure injuries. The current healthcare crisis has exacerbated risk, and made prevention strategies a top priority, even as healthcare providers’ attention is pulled elsewhere. Watch on-demand
PI prevention, trends and lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an increasing number of patients are being admitted to ICU/CCU and cared for in a prone position for extended periods to aid mechanical ventilation. How can clinicians manage the increased risk of patients developing pressure ulcers as a result of prone positioning? Monday, 9 November 2020, 9:00 AM/6:00 PM CET Join webinar
PI prevention and best practices in prone positioned patients
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PI prevention in prone positioned patients: driving and implementing system-wide changes to improve outcomes
Public health emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, create the need for urgent evidence-based interventions to prevent negative patient outcomes such as pressure ulcers. Hear how global experts in PU prevention manage changes in clinical practice through system-wide adoption of best practice, to help protect prone positioned patients. Tuesday 17 November 2020, 9:00 AM/6:00 PM CET Join webinar
Hard-to-heal Pressure Ulcers
In this webinar, Dr Paulo Alves will share his knowledge and experience within this area with emphasis on why debridement and exudate management is so important. Watch On-demand