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Prevention of Pressure Ulcers in Hemodialysis-Dependent Spinal Cord Injured Veterans and in the Individual with CKD

‐ Apr 23, 2013 3:15pm

Vulnerable patient populations, such as those with spinal cord injuries, are already at high risk for pressure ulcer development. If that is compounded with requiring hemodialysis for CKD, they are at an alarming risk for pressure ulcers. Explore assessment, implementation, and prevention strategies to improve the outcomes for these at-risk individuals. Wound care prevention regimens are also discussed.

Contact hours available until 4/24/2015

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee: Kristin Larson – Consultant, Nephrology Clinical Solutions; Employee, Affymax; Other financial support, Kristin M. Larson, RN, MSN, LLC; Sandy Bodin – Employee, Affymax; Dawn Koonkongsatian – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care; Elizabeth St. John - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care

Presenter(s) have no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declare.

Non-Endorsement of Products:
Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content by ANNA or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Statement:
American Nephrology Nurses’ Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 00910.

• Summarize factors contributing to pressure ulcer development in these populations.
• Describe the rationale for and benefits of prevention of pressure ulcers in individuals with CKD and especially in the spinal cord injured patient.
• Outline pressure ulcer prevention strategies.


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