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NURSE AIDE

CNA124 - Caring for You: F314 Preventing Pressure Ulcers (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The nursing assistant will enhance their understanding of the mechanisms that contribute to the formation of pressure sores, how to prevent them and what to do to care for the individual who develops them. Objectives: 1. Define pressure ulcer. 2. Discuss risk factors that can contribute to the formation of pressure ulcers; 3. Describe actions that the nursing assistant can take to prevent pressure ulcers; 4. List the stages of pressure ulcers; 5. Explain situations that need to be reported to a nurse in order to prevent or care for pressure ulcers.