Pressure Ulcer Prevention Workshop

The Stryker Prevention Philosophy is product + process = prevention. As part of this philosophy, we have created our Pressure Ulcer Prevention Workshop.

Objective

Connect knowledge of pressure ulcer (PU) prevention best practices and hospital’s skin care protocol with use of Stryker surface and PU management technology to maximize PU prevention efforts and enhance outcomes.

The workshop is designed as an interactive educational event to review evidence-based best practices and discuss continuous quality improvement specific to individual facility needs and goals.


Format & Audience

Format

Interactive, live education event

Target Audiences
  • Skin care committee
  • Staff nurses
  • Ancillary team members (PCAs, respiratory, physical therapy, transport, etc.)

Workshop Syllabus

1.  Pressure Ulcer Prevention Industry Overview and Best Practices

Stryker team members will coordinate relevant discussion regarding topics that include the following:

  • Accurate documentation of PUs at point of admission
  • Identifying patients at risk of skin breakdown
  • PU pathophysiology and PU staging
  • Difference between PUs and other wounds/skin conditions
  • Support surface and pressure ulcer management product selection algorithms
  • Evidence-based PU prevention efforts involving standards of nursing care:
    • Turning q2h, off-loading pressure
    • Floating heels
    • Managing incontinence
    • Minimizing linen layers
2. Hospital Skin Care Protocol Review
  • Refresh staff members’ understanding of your facility’s skin care protocol, including risk and skin assessment, interventions, and documentation
  • Connect Skin Care Protocol to clinical bedside behavior
3. Pressure Ulcer Management Technology Demonstration
  • Review and demonstrate competency of PU prevention features in beds and support surfaces, as well as other pressure ulcer management products
  • Connect knowledge of PU prevention best practices and your facility’s specific skin care protocol with use of PU management technology to maximize PU prevention efforts