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WOCN Continuing Education

Pressure Injury Risk Assessment Tools: Past, Present and Future Implications for Clinical Practice

Nov 1, 2019 11:00am ‐ Nov 1, 2019 11:00am

Credits: None available.

Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00


Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)

1.0 - Contact Hours

Release Date: 4/23/2020

Expiration Date: 4/23/2023

Credit Information:

Nurses – ANCC Accreditation Statements

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

To Receive Credit:

Complete the activity in its entirety.

Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.

Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.

Program Overview:

This session will have two speakers presenting differing viewpoints on pressure injury risk assessment. First, Dr. Moore will discuss an international view point of pressure ulcer risk assessment. Second, Dr. Cox will discuss pressure injury risk assessment through the view point of practicing in the United States.

Part 1: Use of a risk assessment tool is recommended by many international pressure ulcer prevention guidelines, however it is not known whether using a risk assessment tool makes a difference to patient outcomes. We conducted a Cochrane systematic review to assess whether using structured, systematic pressure ulcer risk assessment tools, in any health care setting, reduces the incidence of pressure ulcers. This session will provide the results of the review.

Part 2: This session will explore the historical basis for formalized pressure injury risk assessment, our current practices and the future of risk assessment scales across various health care settings. The evidence behind the prevention practices that are based on risk assessment will also be discussed.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize the benefits and challenges surrounding formalized pressure injury risk assessment.
  • Understand the evolution of pressure injury risk assessment scales
  • Describe the clinical practice implications surrounding formalized pressure injury risk assessment


The planners and faculty for this program have nothing to disclose unless listed below. All potential Conflicts of Interest have been reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner, Nurse Planner, and Director of Education, and resolved according to the WOCN Society policy to ensure that no bias exists as a result of disclosed relevant financial relationships with Commercial Interest Organizations.

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:

There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.


  • Dr. Zena Moore, PhD, MSc (Leadership in Health Professionals Education), MSc (Wound Healing & Tissue Repair), FFNMRCSI, PG Dip, Dip First Line Management, RGN, Professor of Nursing, Head of the School of Nursing & Midwfery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Dr. Jill Cox, PhD, RN, APN-C, CWOCN, Clinical Associate Professor/Wound Ostomy Continence Advanced Practice Nurse, Rutgers University/Englewood Hospital
Category: Wound


  • 1.00 - Contact Hours
  • 0.00 - Pharmacology

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