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Identifying Pressure Injuries: Differentiation and Staging (CE)


Identifying Pressure Injuries: Differentiation and Staging (CE)

Publication Year
90 Minutes
Session Chair
Joan Junkin, RN, MSN, Wound Consultant


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Webinar Description:

Correctly identifying the etiology of skin injuries, especially in the sacral and buttock areas, is a challenge to say the least. In an already busy day with multiple priorities, it helps to have confidence about what type of skin injury we’re seeing, so that we can apply the best possible interventions for that particular problem. Skin injuries from pressure and shear and those from incontinence and other moisture sources both impact skin health- so let’s get good at sorting them out using case studies and clear photos and discussing the most likely etiology of each of the injuries viewed. Raising the bar on early recognition of specific threats to skin integrity can have a positive impact on skin health and therefore on the bottom line in healthcare. It also increases accuracy of quality improvement data such as pressure injury prevalence and incidence.

Webinar Learning Objectives:

  1. Differentiate between likely etiologies of superficial skin injuries in the sacral and buttock areas including intertriginous dermatitis, incontinence associated dermatitis, abrasions, and pressure injuries.
  2. Define the stages of pressure injuries per current National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel definitions.
  3. Describe characteristics of tissue visible in each stage of pressure injury.

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In 2002, experienced nurses and consultants Nancy Morgan and Donna Sardina noticed a disturbing trend in healthcare. Nurses and other healthcare professionals were passionate about wound care, but access to specialized wound education was either non-existent or limited.

Determined to find a way to improve wound care outcomes and practitioners’ careers, Nancy and Donna combined their shared passion for healing by creating hands-on wound care training and structured wound care education classes. The Wound Care Education Institute® mission is to impact the lives of both individual practitioners, and the patients in need of wound care.

About the Speaker:

Joan Junkin was introduced to wound care as a research analyst for the AHCPR (now AHRQ) panel that created the first ever pressure ulcer treatment guideline. After wound education and certification, she was the wound clinical nurse specialist for a 500 bed hospital and spent 10 years building an outpatient and inpatient program to improve wound outcomes. She conducted and published the first research documenting incontinence associated dermatitis prevalence in acute care and has published in several nursing and wound journals. Since 2008 she has devoted her time to teaching in 49 states and 5 provinces in Canada. This, along with her wound consulting business gives her a broad perspective. Joan is passionate about sharing essential information for healthcare providers with just enough humor to help navigate this challenging topic.

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