To present a comprehensive overview of current information on heel pressure ulcer (PrU) risk, development, prevention, and treatment.
This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in wound care.
After reading this article and taking this test, the reader should be able to:
- Identify risk factors for heel PrUs.
- Describe assessment findings and staging of a heel PrU.
- Discuss current heel PrU prevention and treatment.