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Prevention of Pressure Injuries

presented by Jeri Lundgren, RN, BSN, PHN, CWS, CWCN, CPT

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Financial: Jeri Lundgren receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Jeri Lundgren 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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This course will discuss the prevention of pressure injures. While this session is intended for the nursing assistant, it is beneficial for all staff to attend. We will discuss the causes of pressure injuries. We will review how staff can help prevent a resident from developing a pressure injury and promote healing of existing pressure injuries. We will also review F686, the pressure injury regulation for long-term care.

Meet Your Instructor

Jeri Lundgren, RN, BSN, PHN, CWS, CWCN, CPT

Jeri Lundgren is a registered nurse who has been specializing in post-acute care since 1990. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Ms. Lundgren is board certified as a certified wound care nurse (CWCN) by the WOCN Society, and as a certified wound specialist (CWS) by the American Board of Wound Management. Ms.…

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1. Definition of a Pressure Injury and F686 Regulation

It is important to understand the definition of a pressure injury to ensure preventative measures are in place. Basic knowledge of the regulation is important to prevent a regulatory citation.

2. Risk Factors and Correlating Interventions

To prevent skin breakdown and pressure injuries, it is necessary to ensure interventions are put into place that correlate with the resident’s risk factors. While immobility is the highest risk factor for pressure injury development, it is important to understand that all risk factors need to be addressed.

3. Lower Extremity Ulcers and What to Report to the Nurse

While this session is focused on pressure injuries, more residents will develop lower extremity ulcers than pressure injuries. Understanding what to look for and what to report can help prevent or minimize some of these ulcers.

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