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CE Credit Hours: 11.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours
CEU Course Description
Pressure ulcer prevention presents an important challenge in acute care hospitals. Prevention requires activities among many individuals, including multiple disciplines and teams involved in developing and implementing the care plan. This course presents best practices that have been shown to be effective in reducing the occurrence of pressure ulcers and is designed for health care professionals; including physical and occupational therapists that care for patients in a hospital setting.
CEU Course Objectives
List the questions that must be addressed to asses readiness for change in the implementation of a pressure ulcer prevention program
Describe the pressure ulcer care bundle components that are likely to lead to improved patient outcomes
Explain how a comprehensive skin assessment and a standardized pressure ulcer risk assessment should be conducted
Demonstrate understanding of measuring pressure ulcer rates and for measuring program progress
CEU Course Syllabus/Outline
|Overview||0.73 Contact Hours|
|Preparing to Manage Change||1.98 Contact Hours|
|Best Practices in Pressure Ulcer Prevention||3.16 Contact Hours|
|How to Measure Pressure Ulcer Rates and Practices||2.73 Contact Hours|
|Tools and Resources||2.40 Contact Hours|
Total = 11 Contact hours
Instructional Level: Basic
AOTA Classification Code: Occupational Therapy Process
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