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Assessment and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers


Assessment and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers

University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Beverly Folkedahl, MD
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
National Institute on Aging
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This product is part of the GeriaFlix series at the University of Iowa. GeriaFlix are multidisciplinary presentations on topics in clinical geriatrics. Presented in a streaming digital video format with synchronized slides, each presentation lasts approximately 1 hour. In this presentation, Beverly Folkedahl will explain the difference between risk assessment and skin assessment. She will discuss the stages of pressure ulcers and different ways to treat and prevent them.

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This product is part of a series of digitized lectures devoted to topics in clinical geriatrics designed to teach important principles in the management of older persons. By using this lecture series, learners will be able to improve their overall knowledge about managing common geriatric syndromes; understand the unique health care needs of older patients, differences in the management of common clinical conditions, and how physiologic changes associated with aging impact management; develop a working knowledge of important legal and ethical issues associated with end-of-life care; and understand and apply principles of the multi-disciplinary geriatric assessment.

The learning objectives of this particular digitized presentation are:

  1. Identify appropriate interventions for the prevention of pressure ulcers.
  2. Define the difference between a skin and a risk assessment.
  3. Define the pressure ulcer stages according to the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel guidelines.
  4. Identify appropriate interventions for the treatment of pressure ulcers.
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GeriaFlix presentations are available online. For more information about the GeriaFlix series, go to

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1 hour
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Submitted by Shannon Pearce on

Interesting topic