1. Woods, Anne MSN, RN, CRNP, APRN, BC


PURPOSE: To familiarize the physician and registered professional nurse with an overview of updated guidelines for the prevention and/or management of pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, and surgical site infections.


TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in learning about evidence-based prevention and management of wounds.


OBJECTIVES: After reading the article and taking the test, the participant should be able to:


1. Discuss the origins and use of the updated guidelines presented.


2. Describe patients at risk for incurring a wound and state preventive measures as identified in the guidelines.


3. Identify techniques used to prevent and treat an ulcer or infected wound as described in the guidelines.