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Staging, Measuring and Documenting Pressure Ulcers

Originally presented on September 26, 2013

Elizabeth Ayello PhD, RN, CWON

Dr. Ayello, Co-author of the “Pocket Guide to Pressure Ulcers” will present a one hour webinar on the assessment and proper documentation of pressure ulcers. This material is appropriate for all professional staff working in administration and direct care in all health care settings.

Program Objectives
After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate the six pressure ulcer stages.
  • Identify the steps in clinical measurement of pressure ulcers.
  • Identify the key components of pressure ulcer documentation starting with the risk assessment.

Target Audience: Nurses, Physicians, Administrators, Health Educators, and Epidemiologists working in hospitals, nursing homes, home care and hospices. Public Health Nurses, staff at Local Health Department

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until September 30, 2019.

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The University at Albany School of Public Health is an Approved Provider of continuing nurse education by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hour(s).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until February 28, 2019.

Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until September 30, 2019.