Therapists have much to offer the wound care team, but many therapists do not feel adequate in assessing a wound, writing goals, or documenting. This is an Entry to Intermediate level course that outlines what a pressure injury is (and is not), how to assess a pressure injury, what factors may have caused and/or contribute to a pressure injury, and how to write an effective therapy plan of care for the treatment of a patient with a pressure injury.
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- What is and is not a pressure injury
- Updated definitions of Pressure Injury Staging
- Specific components of a wound assessment
- Medical terminology describing the characteristics of the wound
- What are the causes of pressure injuries
- Which areas of the body are at higher risk
- How to write specific goals to address wound healing and mobility
- How to document progress using a math formula to demonstrate % healing
- Biophysical Agents: parameters
- Positioning and Mobility investigation & interventions
- Coding Pressure Injury with the ICD-10 system. Online manuals
- Choosing Treatment Diagnosis
- The components of the Therapy evaluation Narrative
- Treatment Documentation and Biophysical Agent billing
- Education and Training of Patient, Staff, Caregivers
- Therapists contribute to the team with Biophysical Agents, Sharps Debridement, and unique knowledge of range of motion, strengthening, mobility, gait, offloading, and return to function
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on gaining a clear understanding of a harassment-free workplace and comply with policy and state laws.
- Recognize a pressure injury
- Define up-to-date terminology to stage a Pressure Injury
- Identify the components of a wound assessment
- Recognize intrinsic and extrinsic factors that contribute to pressure injuries
- Recognize measurable goals
- Identify and select therapeutic interventions specific to patients with a pressure injury
- Recognize accurate and sufficient ICD-10 coding of a pressure injury
- Identify key components of therapy documentation
- Identify effective therapist involvement on a wound care team
"Seminar-On-Demand" course are streamed on your web browser if the online version if purchased. Our SODs are optimized for the most current versions of Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. A current version of Adobe Flashplayer is also required when viewing on a desktop or laptop computer. All SOD courses are mobile ready.
Contact Hours: 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant
Instructional Level: Beginner
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
Financial – Sandra Villam is employed by Olympic Medical Center and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service