Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia PA’

Pressure Ulcer Etiology

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

WCEI Instructor Cindy Broadus RN reviews Pressure Ulcer Etiology with the WCC candidates in a recent class in Philadelphia PA. Below is a little video from a Skin and Wound Management Course in which Pressure Ulcer Etiology is discussed. Cindy demonstrates how if the skin and soft tissue is compressed or squeezed together by weight or tension, the blood vessels collapse and tissue necrosis follows.

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Additionally, the Clinical presentation and characteristics of Pressure Ulcers are discussed in part in this video. Some of the characteristics include:

  • Rounded, crater-like shapes (not always round)
  • regular edges
  • usually develop over a bony prominence (not always over a bone)
  • will take on the shape of the object that caused the pressure

Typical anatomical locations that pressure ulcers are found include: (Top 5)

  • Sacral/Coccyx
  • Greater Trochanter
  • Ischial Tuberosity
  • Heel
  • Lateral Malleolus

The progression of Breakdown is as follows:

  1. Hyperemia
  2. Tissue Ischemia
  3. Tissue Necrosis
  4. Ulceration

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WCEI One Day Wound Care Seminar , Testimonial

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

WCEI offers One Day Wound Care Seminar and recently we caught up with Nancy Morgan RN in Philadelphia PA and had an opportunity to speak with some of the attendees. Below is a brief interview and testimonial from Susan DiPaulo RN WCC. She states that Nancy (Nancy Morgan RN) energizes the room during the seminar. She also credits some of her success to her wound care certification and the course that WCEI provided.