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UPCOMING WEBINAR | Wednesday, November 30th at 1PM EST

Preventing Pressure Injuries in Patients with Limited Mobility

Angelia Rose, APRN, MSN, FNP-C, CWCN-AP

This webinar will review risk factors for pressure injury development and interventions to offset those risk factors. The speaker will examine best practices and the use of technologies like foam dressings and wearable patient monitoring technologies, as well as alternative techniques.

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Elements of a Pressure Injury Prevention Plan

Pressure injuries (PIs) result from pressure- or shear-induced localized damage to the skin and underlying soft tissue, usually over a bony prominence. Prevention practices take into account underlying risk factors and aim to eliminate and/or deter the development, progression, and recurrence of PIs. This white paper emphasizes the importance of a thorough skin assessment, as well as a complete medical history and nutrition profile, to guide initiatives to reduce PI risk and incidence.


Quick Facts – Pressure Injury Prevention

Pressure injuries (PIs) represent localized damage to the skin and underlying soft tissue, usually over a bony prominence. These injuries are often open wounds, but they may also manifest with intact, unbroken skin. PI prevention begins with assessment, including a medical history, a head-to-toe physical examination, and the use of validated scales to determine PI risk. Preventive measures include repositioning, use of support surfaces and offloading, and management of underlying comorbidities and nutritional deficits.


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Important Terms to Know: Pressure Injury Prevention

At-risk patient—pressure injuries: Patients who have limitations in their daily living activities are at risk for developing pressure injuries, especially if they are exposed to pressure, shear, friction, or moisture.

Bony prominence: On an anatomical structure, any bony projection or elevation.

Braden Scale: A risk assessment tool commonly used in the United States to determine the likelihood that an adult patient will develop a pressure injury. The lower the score, the more a patient is at risk. For pediatric patients, the Braden Q Scale is used.

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