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The Importance of Comprehensive Skin Assessment and Proper Positioning in the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers

Originally presented on January 29, 2014

Joyce Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN

Dr. Black is an Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has served as an expert witness in legal actions for over 20 years. She has also served on the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel since 1998 including a two year term as president.

Learning Objectives
After viewing this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Identify 5 important factors to include in a comprehensive skin assessment in order to help prevent pressure ulcers.
  • Identify 3 methods to offload pressure on a person's skin.

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.

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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 January 31, 2020.

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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.

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Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until January 31, 2020.