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Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals

Course #: 03-256

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CE Credit Hours: 11.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

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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