Purpose: The nursing assistant will enhance his/her understanding of the mechanisms that contribute to the formation of pressure sores, how to prevent them and what to do to care for the individual who develops them. Objectives: 1. Define pressure ulcer. 2. Discuss risk factors that can contribute to the formation of pressure ulcers; 3. Describe actions that the nursing assistant can take to prevent pressure ulcers; 4. List the stages of pressure ulcers; 5. Explain situations that need to be reported to a nurse in order to prevent or care for pressure ulcers. Continuing Education Credits: 0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.
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