Preventing Pressure Injuries/Ulcers


As a member of the healthcare team, you play an important role in the prevention of pressure injuries. It is important that you know what pressure injuries are, where they are most likely to occur, characteristics that increase pressure injury risk, and interventions that can reduce this risk.


Hours: 0.75


Certificates provided by accrediting body (6 Match)

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services

0.75 HOURS

This course is approved by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services - Group Care Licensure Section (NC-DHHS)
Program Sponsor ID #032316; Approval # . This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants

0.75 HOURS

This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)

0.75 HOURS

Pennsylvania Personal Care Home Administrators

0.75 HOURS

This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

0.75 HOURS

Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed and Certified Home Health (L&CHH), Personal Assistance Services (PAS). Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)

0.75 HOURS

Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1731815

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-PPIU
Hours: 0.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2022
Learning Objectives:
Explain how a pressure injury occurs.
Identify the body sites where pressure injuries are most likely to develop.
Describe factors that increase a person's risk for developing a pressure injury.
Apply the most important elements for pressure injury prevention in practice.

Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Pressure Injury
A. What’s in a Name?
B. How Does Injury Occur?
C. Pressure
D. Shear
E. Pressure Injury Sites
F. Review
G. Summary
Section 3: At Risk
A. Who is at Risk?
B. Internal Risk Factors
C. External Risk Factors
D. Review
E. Summary
Section 4: Preventing Pressure Injuries
A. T-N-T
B. T-Turning
C. N-Nutrition
D. T- Toileting
E. Pressure Relief
F. Skin Care
G. Physical Activity
H. Review
I. Summary
Section 5: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Course Contributor
C. Resources
D. References
E. Congratulations

Staff Writer: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.
Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993, and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. She has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.” Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Administrators; entry level Direct Care Workers; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
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