Why take this program?
In 2003, the overall prevalence of pressure ulcers across all health-care settings in Canada was 26%, with approximately 50% of these pressure injuries being stage 1, and 70% of these considered preventable. In addition to the physical injury, people living with pressure injuries often report profound, negative emotional, physical, mental, and social effects on their quality of life. In addition, patients admitted to long-term care with a pressure injury have a 2-3 fold increased risk of dying within 6 weeks of admission, with the general mortality rate as high as 50% in patients with bacteremia secondary to a pressure injury-related infection. To prevent pressure injuries and their complications, it is imperative that clinicians acquire the knowledge to identify patients at risk for pressure injuries and to implement appropriate preventative and treatment measures, using a systematic approach.
Who should take this program?
Based on the content of Wounds Canada document, Best Practice Recommendations (BPR) for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Injuries, the aim of this self-paced, interactive program (two online modules and a live 1.5-hour-long webinar) is to enhance the pressure injury prevention and management knowledge of nurses and allied health-care professionals. Professionals who self-identify as a novice or advanced beginner in their pressure injury prevention and management knowledge will benefit from this program.
What does the program offer?
This program will review the contents of the BPR document and demonstrate their new knowledge by successfully completing knowledge check questions and applying best practices to a case study
Following the completion of the two online modules, students will join expert interprofessional faculty on a webinar to discuss their success in applying their new knowledge and enablers and barriers to practice change. Using live polling, students will also discuss complex wound cases presented by faculty, demonstrating the application of best practices in the prevention and management of pressure injuries. Webinars occur twice annually, with an archived version available for viewing should the student not be able to attend the live session.
What will I receive once I have completed the program?
Once the student successfully completes all the interactive modules (courses) in this interprofessional program, they will receive a certificate of successful completion.
Time: 4-5 hours on average to complete
Pre-requisites: Successful completion of Best Practice Approach to Skin Health and Wound Management: Knowledge (A100MNN)
Program cost (all required courses excluding pre-requisite): $50.00 + tax
Live webinar dates:
- Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 1200 PM EST
- Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 1200 PM EST