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The Nursing Process and Pressure Ulcer Prevention: Making the Connection

Magnan, Morris A. PhD, RN; Maklebust, JoAnn MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN, FAAN

Advances in Skin & Wound Care: February 2009 - Volume 22 - Issue 2 - p 93-94
doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000345282.97908.ff
Features: Clinical Management Extra

PURPOSE: To provide the wound care practitioner with an understanding of how use of the nursing process enhances pressure ulcer prevention.

TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.

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

  1. Describe the use of the nursing process for planning, implementing, and evaluating the outcomes of a pressure ulcer prevention program.
  2. Explain how to use the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk to develop "at risk" nursing diagnoses and to guide intervention.
© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.