To provide the wound care practitioner with an understanding of how use of the nursing process enhances pressure ulcer prevention.
This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.
After reading this article and taking this test, the reader should be able to:
- Describe the use of the nursing process for planning, implementing, and evaluating the outcomes of a pressure ulcer prevention program.
- Explain how to use the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk to develop "at risk" nursing diagnoses and to guide intervention.