Taking a deeper look into the three extrinsic factors of wound development: pressure, shear and microclimate (1.0 CE for PT)

10-15-2020 09:07

Layers of the Skin

Course Description

Dive into the three extrinsic factors of wound development to gain a deeper understanding of what they are, how they are created, and how they contribute to the development of a pressure injury. Learn methods to fight against pressure, shear and microclimate to protect the compromised skin of your elderly resident.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
  • Name two pressure re-distribution methods to protect a resident from peak pressures on bony prominences.
  • Name two ways that shear can occur while sitting in a wheelchair.
  • Name two properties to look for in a cushion cover to fight microclimate.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for physical and occupational therapists and aides.

1.0 CE for Physical therapists 

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