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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

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, 2018.

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 September 30, 2018.

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, 2018.