Utilizing adult learning principles, an apple analogy was developed to help identify the various pressure injury (PI) stages and levels of tissue involvement. The “Apple P.I.E” Pressure Injury Explanation Staging Educational Tool gives comparisons and pictures for quick and easy evaluations. This concept looks at each PI stage and definition and compares it to a state of an apple. Just like the PI stages are based on level of tissue involvement, we can compare them to the state of an apple at different times.
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
- Review the definition of a pressure injury
- Learn to better identify the different stages of a pressure injury
- Review CMS guidelines on dealing with pressure ulcers
This course is intended for nurses.
Patricia Turner, BSN, RN, CWOCN, CWS
Patricia Turner is a clinical nurse specialist at Medline and has been a registered nurse for over 32 years. Most of her career has been spent in wound care, with a special focus on preventing and treating pressure injuries.