Pressure Ulcer Prevention When Transporting Patients
Nov 13, 2013 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center
Princeton North Shopping Center
1225 State Road
Protecting patients from additional harm is first and foremost on the
minds of the EMS personnel. Splinting or backboarding a patient
helps to prevent additional injuries, but what impact does it have on
the patient’s skin? Is there a way to help prevent skin breakdown on
a patient who is on a backboard for an extended period of time?
Connie Johnson, BSN, RN, WCC, LLE, DAPWC, UMCPP, Clinical
Educator, Wound/Ostomy Nurse, UMCPP Skin Integrity Team, will
discuss how pressure ulcers occur, how to identify patients at risk,
and the risk assessment tool (Braden Scale).
Please provide the names of all attendees.