Keep It Simply Scientific

Management of Pressure Ulcers


February 18, 2011

1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

SBCH / Conference Room E / F


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Management of Pressure Ulcers requires effective off-loading techniques to reduce pressure and allow healing.  This course will detail how pressure reduction/relief products work and the science behind common support equipment.


Course Objectives:

  • Explain the relationship between stress and strain
  • Explain the mechanical forces effecting pressure ulcer formation
  • Explain the pathophysiology of pressure ulcer formation
  • Differentiate flotation and contouring
  • Identify the limitations of pressure mapping
  • Utilize CT scans to differentiate effects of various support surface media on soft tissue
  • Explain why a support surface alone cannot protect the heel at all times
  • Identify a protocol for support surface selection

Course Instructor: Lynsey Rosencrans RN EHOB Industries
Course Coordinator:  Bridget Nahabedian RN CWOCN CNC SWOT



Registration is not complete until payment is received.


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