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Pressure Ulcer Prevention When Transporting Patients

Session Dates
Nov 13, 2013  |  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Type: For EMTs
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).
Cost: Free
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