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  1. Baranoski, Sharon MSN, RN, CWOCN, APN, DAPWCA, FAAN


PURPOSE: To provide the practitioner with updated information about pressure ulcers and their management.


TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in better understanding the scientific principles governing pressure ulcer development and treatment.


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


1. Discuss the etiology and assessment of pressure ulcers.


2. Describe treatment options for pressure ulcers.