Pressure Injury Prevention and the Patient with COVID-19

Webinar Topic: Wound Care

Speaker: Tracy Rodgers, RN, BSN, LNCC, RN-CLTC, WCC, DWC

CE Credit(s): 1.0

Length: 60 minutes

Price: 10

Webinar Description:
This course will cover how COVID-19 can change a patient’s skin, hematological factors, and debilitate a patient to put them in the perfect scenario for pressure injury development. The important elements which are often overlooked, such as risk scores which drive interventions for prevention and diagnosis of pressure injuries are discussed. The concepts behind the development of pressure injuries in the patient with COVID-19, including immobility/debility, decreased oxygenation at a cellular level, and the release of cytokines leading to tissue destruction are also reviewed.

Target Audience: Nurses, physical therapists, dietitians, and other healthcare professionals interested in wound care.

About the Speaker:
Tracy has been practicing wound care for the last 30 years.  Tracy has practiced as a wound nurse in the acute care setting, long-term and assisted living, outpatient, and home care setting.  Tracy owned and operated a very successful outpatient wound clinic.  She is a board certified Legal Nurse Consultant and sits as an expert witness in wound care, long term care, skilled nursing facilities, etc.  Tracy has been teaching wound care and legal documentation courses for the last 15 years.  Tracy is a WCC and DWC.   
None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Webinar Learning Objectives:

  • Explain three ways how COVID-19 can place a patient at risk for the development of pressure injuries.
  • Relate how deoxygenation can cause tissue destruction.
  • Summarize how appropriate risk-assessment scores can drive interventions for the prevention of PIs in the patient with COVID-19.
  • List two early interventions in the patient with COVID-19 for the prevention of PIs.
          Course Originally Released on: 12/15/2022
          Date of Most Recent Review: 12/15/2022
          Course Termination/ Update Date: 12/31/2025


Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
Dietetics-related continuing education from Relias LLC, regardless of target profession, is acceptable, if the learning relates to the Competencies/Performance Indicators (PIs) on the learner's Step 1 Learning Plan.
Relias LLC is a licensed physical therapy continuing Education sponsor (#216.000290) by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Certificates must be retained by the licensee for a period of 5 years after course completion. Please check with your state for prior approval.

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