Minimizing Pressure, Friction and Shearing for Nursing Assistants

10-15-2020 08:35

Layers of the Skin

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 difference between friction, shear, and pressure injuries
  • Identify high pressure areas
  • Learn how to redistribute pressure through offloading and repositioning

Intended Audience

This course is intended for nursing assistants.