One of the top motivators to perform regular skin assessment on patients or residents is to prevent and treat pressure injuries, especially over bony prominences. But, did you know that the medical devices used to monitor or treat individuals and their conditions can be additional sources of pressure? In this course, we will review the etiology of medical device-related pressure injuries, factors that contribute to the development of medical device-related pressure injuries, and best practices for minimizing the risk for medical device-related pressure injuries.
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
- dentify high-risk devices
- Review protective measures that can reduce the occurrence of medical device-related pressure injuries (MDRPIs)
- Understand the cause and prevalence of MDRPIs
This course is intended for nurses.
This course is approved for 1.0 contact hours by the Florida and California State Boards of Nursing.