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Topical Management 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.

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For pressure injuries to heal, the appropriate topical environment must be provided. This session will discuss evidenced-based topical management strategies for pressure injuries. We will discuss the moist theory of healing, debridement, management of infection, topical dressings, and adjunctive therapies.

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. The Moist Theory of Healing

A supportive topical environment is imperative to promote pressure injury healing. In Chapter One, we will discuss the moist theory of healing as well as overall topical treatment tips.

2. Debridement of Pressure Injuries

Pressure injuries with nonviable tissue are at risk for infection. In Chapter Two, we will discuss when a pressure injury should be debrided and the different forms of debridement.

3. Identification and Management of Infection

Pressure injury infection can delay healing and increase the risk of sepsis. In Chapter Three, we will discuss signs and symptoms of infection and how to properly manage infection.

4. Topical Dressings

Chapter Four will discuss the five major categories of topical dressings for pressure injuries. We will also discuss management of chronic wounds and the utilization of adjunctive therapies.

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