Minimizing Pressure, Friction and Shearing for Nursing Assistants

10-15-2020 08:35 AM

Course Description

Minimizing or redistributing pressure can seem like a full-time job just by itself. Take time to review the areas prone to pressure damage and learn how pressure can be redistributed through turning and support surfaces.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the differences between the forces of friction, shear, and pressure
  • Identify areas at high risk for pressure and pressure injuries
  • Explore ways to redistribute pressure through offloading and repositioning
Intended Audience

This course is intended for certified nursing assistants and healthcare assistants. 

Course Authors

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.