Learning objectives
On completion of this programme, the learner should be able to:

•    Understand the classification of pressure injuries
•    Identify the target goals of pressure injuries in adults for prediction and prevention guidelines
•    Identify interventions to improve tissue tolerance
•    Identify interventions to protect against external mechanical forces

Based primarily on:

  • The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) http://www.npuap.org/
  • National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance. Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Quick Reference Guide. Emily Haesler (Ed.). Cambridge Media: Osborne Park, Australia; 2014