Details
CPD1h 30m of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)202
Publish Date06 July 2016
Review Date27 March 2019
Expiry Date06 July 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course reviews risk identification, and minimisation, assessment, and management of pressure injuries, should they occur.

Topics include:

  • Pathophysiology of pressure injury and identification of common risk factors
  • Measures that reduce the likelihood of pressure injury
  • How to manage pressure injury

Target audience

All health professionals working in a variety of healthcare settings who care for adults who may be at risk for, or have developed, a pressure injury.

Purpose

Enhance knowledge and skills in regards to prevention and management of pressure injury.

Need

The prevention and management of pressure injuries is a key priority due to the significance of pressure injury as a serious adverse outcome within healthcare. However, despite this and a general consensus that most pressure injuries are avoidable, reported incidence rates from Australia and overseas are as high as 29%, with a calculated total annual cost that could be as high US$1.6 billion in Australia.

Despite national and international clinical practice guidelines on the prevention and management of pressure injury, these significant, often debilitating and sometimes life-threatening, wounds continue to occur. Knowledge of best practice in pressure injury prevention and optimising management when they do occur has the potential to reduce pain, suffering and lessen the burden on all aspects of the healthcare system.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the pathophysiology of pressure injury and identify common risk factors
  • Identify measures that reduce the likelihood of pressure injury
  • Identify the stages of pressure injury accurately
  • State how to manage pressure injury

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

Portrait of Sue Templeton
Sue Templeton

Sue Templeton works as the Nurse Practitioner: wound management for RDNS SA. Sue has worked in wound management since 1987 and has extensive clinical experience managing a variety of acute and chronic wounds. Sue provides clinical consultancy services, develops and delivers wound management education, and is involved in the development of wound management tools, policies, and procedures. Sue has been involved in AWMA/Wounds Australia at a national and local level for a number of years. Sue has undertaken clinical research and published and presented locally, nationally, and internationally. Sue has been involved in the development of several national and international guidelines and is active in a number of state and national committees. Sue is passionate about improving the lives of people with a wound and empowering others to deliver best practice in wound management.

Details
CPD1h 30m of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)202
Publish Date06 July 2016
Review Date27 March 2019
Expiry Date06 July 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Wound Management
Nutrition
Clinical Assessment
Residential Aged Care
Integumentary and Skin
Perioperative Nursing
Surgical
Patient Safety
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Further Learning

Learner Reviews

4.7

202 Total Rating(s)

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Jacqueline Stephenson
21 Apr 2019

The resource was very beneficial as it gave me a new insight into pressure sore treatment and care.

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Anamika Basnet
19 Apr 2019

This resource was very useful and knowledgeable.

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Carmel ChigwiddenAbdallah
19 Apr 2019

An interesting subject, well presented and reinforced with great illustrations.

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Alexa McMillan
18 Apr 2019

Very informative

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Tracey Klein
17 Apr 2019

This was a good reminder of how to detect and manage pressure injuries.

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Janice Brannelly
17 Apr 2019

This resource was an excellent lear tool

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NEETHU JOS
17 Apr 2019

I gained new knowledge

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Marie Foster
16 Apr 2019

This was very use full tool, for me to review wounds and to provide optimal wound care for positive outcomes/

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Catherine Thorburn
16 Apr 2019

Very useful up to date resource, informative and easy to follow thanks to the presenter.

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Shiela Fuerzas Gallego
14 Apr 2019

This learning resources are very important on my current practice. In this manner, I have enriched my knowledge and skills in preventing, identifying and management of pressure injuries.