(PP507) Updates: 2016 WOCN Society Guideline for Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers

  • Room: 517 a-c
  • Session Number: PP507
Wednesday, June 08, 2016: 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM
Contact Hours: 1


Catherine Ratliff
University of Virginia Health System


This session will discuss the recommendations in the WOCN® Society’s 2016 updated Guidelines for Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers. This evidence-based guideline was developed by a panel of WOCN Society members. The presentation will address important updates in the following areas of assessment, prevention, and treatment; highlighting identification of risk factors, wound assessment, quality of life, risk reduction, wound management, adjunctive therapies, pain management, palliative care, and patient/family education.


Learning Objectives

The participant will be able to:
1. Describe updates in the evidence for prevention and management of pressure ulcers to be able incorporate into clinical practice setting.

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