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Assessing Dark Skin Tones: Meeting the Needs of All Patients

‐ Jan 26, 2026 11:59pm

Credits: None available.

Standard: $ 25.00
Members: $ 0.00

Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)

0.25 - Contact Hours

Release Date: 01/26/2023

Expiration Date: 01/26/2026

Credit Information: 

Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development 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, CBRN 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 online evaluation.
  • Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.

Program Overview This course provides clinicians guidelines for the early detection and interventions of pressure injuries specific to patients with darker skin color. The authors describe how they utilized the Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle to create a process improvement project targeting bedside staff regarding dark skin tone assessment. This bite-size learning presentation is an invaluable clinical tool to help prevent and identify pressure injuries in patients with darker skin tones.

Learning Outcome: The learner will report increased confidence in assessing skin injuries in patients with darker skin tones.

Disclosures: The planners and faculty for this activity have no relevant relationships with ANCC/ACCME-defined ineligible companies to disclose, unless listed below. All relevant relationships with ineligible companies were mitigated according to the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.



  • 0.25 - Contact Hours