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Pressure Injury/Ulcer Prevention: A Population Health and Culture of Health Perspective

Dr. Diane Krasner, PhD, RN, FAAN

As wound care professionals, preventing wounds before they occur is a key concern in caring for our patient populations. Two concepts – Population Health and Culture of Health – have been developed that can be used to prevent a number of chronic wounds, including venous ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers and, relevant to this presentation, pressure ulcers/injuries.

This webinar discusses the meanings and implications of these two concepts for wound care prevention, and provide tips on how the frameworks of Population Health and Culture of Health can be applied to pressure ulcer/injury prevention programs in your facility.


Using the RED SKIN Mnemonic for Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment of Pressure Injuries and Ulcers

Pressure injuries and ulcers take a heavy toll on patients and the health care system. These chronic wounds have a negative impact on patients’ quality of life, and the financial costs to both patients and institutions are high. The RED SKIN mnemonic acronym is a valuable tool for wound care professionals caring for patients at risk for or living with these wounds.

Quick Facts – Pressure Injury/Ulcer Prevention

Download Quick Facts – Pressure Injury/Ulcer Prevention and share it within your facility. This two-page fact sheet was created to support staff education on pressure injury prevention. The print-friendly format is perfect for posting on the bulletin board or distributing to your nursing staff at in-service.

How Much Do You Know About Pressure Injury Prevention?

Take our 10-question quiz to find out!

Terms to Know: Pressure Injury Prevention

Calciphylaxis: A disorder—generally found in end stage renal disease but not limited to renal patients—with widespread calcification of small and medium-sized vessels that leads to occlusion, thrombosis, and tissue necrosis. Extreme cases can be life-threatening.

Enzymatic debridement: Removal of devitalized tissue from the wound base through an externally applied chemical or enzyme. Debridement may be selective or nonselective, depending on the chemical or enzyme used.

Epibole : The upper edges of the epidermis roll to envelop the basement membrane, or lower edges of the epidermis, so that epithelial migration does not occur at wound edges.


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