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Quality Improvement Project in the Reduction of Hospital Acquired Pressure Injury (HAPI): Acute Skin Failure (ASF) Determination in Critically-ill Patients through Wound Ostomy Continence (WOC) Nurse-Physician Collaboration

‐ May 23, 2026 11:59pm

Expiration Date: May 24, 2026

Credits: None available.

Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)

0.25 - Contact Hours

Release Date: 5/23/2023

Expiration Date: 5/23/2026

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 describes the development of a protocol for the identification and classification of acute skin failure in the adult critical care population through collaboration of the WOC nurse team and physician colleagues as part of a hospital acquired pressure injury prevention task force. Through this quality improvement project, a defined set of criteria were used to differentiate acute skin failure from hospital acquired pressure injury. 

Learning Outcome: Following the completion of this course, the learner will report how they intend to use the acute skin failure classification criteria in their practice.

Relevant Financial Relationships:

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