Pressure Injuries: Assessing, Treating and Preventing Infection


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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.

Date: 2017-11-14 at –

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