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Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management

Originally presented on September 3, 2015

Presenter: Aimée Garcia, MD, CWS, FACCWS
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Geriatrics Section
Program Director, Clinical Wound Care, Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Wound Clinic and Consult Service, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

This webinar will focus on the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers for physicians and mid-level providers.  There will be discussion of the regulatory changes that have been implemented impacting appropriate documentation of pressure ulcers.  In addition, there will be discussion on proper assessment and determination if the wound is a pressure ulcer versus another type of wound.

After viewing this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Identify the "at-risk" patient
  • Identify accurate pressure ulcer terminology
  • Describe the pressure ulcer stages
  • Document appropriate pressure ulcer findings
  • Provide appropriate orders for pressure ulder prevention and management

Continuing Education Credits are expired for this activity. We encourage you to still take the evaluation as it helps towards planning future programs. Thank you!