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WOCN Conference 2016


W500 - Spinal Cord Injury and Pressure Ulcers


Jun 8, 2016 8:00am ‐ Jun 8, 2016 9:00am


Credits: None available.

Standard: $10.00

Description

This session will help nurses understand why people with spinal cord injury have a high incidence of pressure ulcers which are more severe and difficult to heal. It will provide resources and describe strategies that are designed to promote the incorporation of recommended interventions into every day practice. This workshop focuses on key recommendations from this document and suggests practical recommendations to integrate these into practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand that pressure ulcers in people with spinal cord injury are a unique challenge that require a refined approach by an informed health care team
  • Be able to access the Canadian guideline for pressure ulcers in spinal cord injury and use it to articulate a specific plan for implementing at least one recommendation from the guideline into their practice
  • Appreciate the impact of lifestyle factors on the prevention and management of pressure ulcers
  • Describe specific practical interventions to reduce pressure, friction and shear in the daily activities of clients with spinal cord injuries

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