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Advances in Skin & Wound Care:
Features: Clinical Management Extra

Raising Awareness of Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment

Baranoski, Sharon MSN, RN, CWOCN, APN, DAPWCA, FAAN

Continued Education
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PURPOSE: To provide the practitioner with updated information about pressure ulcers and their management.

TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in better understanding the scientific principles governing pressure ulcer development and treatment.

OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking this test, the participant should be able to:

1. Discuss the etiology and assessment of pressure ulcers.

2. Describe treatment options for pressure ulcers.

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