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An Interactive Curriculum on Pressure Ulcers in the Elderly


An Interactive Curriculum on Pressure Ulcers in the Elderly

Duke University School of Medicine
Rayomand Bengali, MS, Heidi White, MS
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This is a 2.5 hour curriculum for medical students in their clerkships on pressure ulcers. The medical students completed an online module to gain basic understanding of pressure ulcers - descriptive techniques and classification. This online module included a knowledge based pre-test. The faculty identified SNF patients with a variety of pressure ulcers - different stages and sites. The faculty conducted clinical rounds on these patients with medical students to practice pressure ulcer description, risk factors, staging and prevention. Subsequently medical students completed a post test to measure their progress towards the objectives. They also completed a program evalution survey.

Educational objectives: 

On completion, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify risk factors for pressure ulcer development
  2. Name the sites at risk for pressure ulcer development
  3. Describe pressure ulcers
  4. Stage pressure ulcers
  5. Enlist pressure ulcer prevention methods
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

20 minutes to complete online module.

Limit bedside rounds to 4 students at a time with faculty members to promote better learning and clear viewing of the pressure ulcers.

This curriculum has been reviewed by geriatrics fellows and faculty at DUMC and visiting faculty participating in the Reynolds Faculty Development program.

Estimated time to complete: 
2 hours 30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Already Expired Email Date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 9:57am
Already Expired Email 1 month date: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 8:35pm
Expired Email Date: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 12:23am
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Rayomand Bengali

Suggested Citation:
Rayomand Bengali M.D. and Heidi White M.D.. An Interactive Curriculum on Pressure Ulcers in the Elderly. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: