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Adv Skin Wound Care. 2009 Feb;22(2):83-92; quiz 93-4. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000345279.13156.d0.

The nursing process and pressure ulcer prevention: making the connection.

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  • 1St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Trinity Health, Pontiac, MI, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To provide the wound care practitioner with an understanding of how use of the nursing process enhances pressure ulcer prevention.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.

OBJECTIVES:

After reading this article and taking this test, the reader should be able to: 1. Describe the use of the nursing process for planning, implementing, and evaluating the outcomes of a pressure ulcer prevention program. 2. Explain how to use the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk to develop "at risk" nursing diagnoses and to guide intervention.

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