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

Purpose: The nursing assistant will enhance his/her 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.