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HHA: Pressure Injury Care

presented by Kim Corral, RN, BSN, MA Ed, COS-C

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Financial: Kim Corral is an employee and share holder of Chelta, Inc Kim Corral receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. For both instructors there are no financial interests beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Kim Corral has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 19 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 8 Minutes

Pressure injuries are a serious health problem for many people and affect more than one million Americans, primarily those over 65 years old. As a home health aide, you may be asked to provide personal care to patients who have pressure injuries. This course will provide information to support your increased knowledge and ability in delivering safe care to patients with pressure injuries. This course will define pressure injuries and discuss symptoms and characteristics, goals of care, personal and safety care considerations, and strategies for documentation and reporting.

Meet Your Instructor

Kim Corral, RN, BSN, MA Ed, COS-C

Kim is a registered nurse with a master's degree in education and more than 30 years of home health experience. She is an experienced leader in home health care, having held both clinical and operational positions at regional and national levels for large corporate home health organizations. She brings a passion for providing the clinical…

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1. Case Scenario and Course Overview

In this chapter, we will introduce the topics to be covered and learning objectives for this course. A patient situation you may encounter in your work with patients will be presented.

2. Causes and Symptoms of Pressure Injuries

This chapter will define the term “pressure injury” and discuss several causes and risk factors that may lead to pressure injuries. Pressure injury stages will be presented, with a discussion of characteristics seen at each stage.

3. Goals of Care

The aide must take special precautions when providing personal care to patients with pressure injuries. This chapter discusses home health aide goals for providing care for patients with pressure injuries, and identifies important personal care considerations, such as care when transferring or repositioning a patient. A patient scenario will be provided to demonstrate these important concepts.

4. Documentation and Reporting

The home health aide plays an important role as a member of the interdisciplinary team by identifying new areas of concern to assist in pressure injury reduction. The home health aide must report and document any changes in the patient’s condition that are observed during a visit. This chapter discusses this important role and provides a demonstration of an aide observing areas of concern that may lead to a pressure injury for her patient, and reporting these changes to her supervisor.

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