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Zeroing in on Pressure Ulcers : A System-wide ... " -- Aberdeen

May 23, 2013
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Avera St. Lukes Videoconference Studio

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A live CEU webcast Partnership for Patient Education Series, "Zeroing in on Pressure Ulcers : A System-Wide Approach Elminating Harm".

Program Overview: Pressure ulcers (PU) are harmful and costly.  Estimates suggest that pressure ulcer treatment costs could be as high as $11 billion annually in the US. Elminating pressure ulcers not only protects patients from a debilitating hospital-acquired condition, it reduces the cost of patient care and the need for additional resources associated with longer inpatient stays.  It's critical for hospitals to address this issue with evidence-based strategies and practices now, because the problem will only get worse--rates are predicted to rise due to the ever-increasing number of obese, diabetic, and elderly patients.


Join us Thursday, May 23, from 11:30-12:30 to discuss the latest strategies and practices to prevent pressure ulcers with clinicians from the Veterans Health Administration.  Pressure ulcer prevention across the continuum of care has been a priority for the VA for many years.  Since most pressure ulcers are avoidable, VA nurses and administration are committed to eliminating hospital-acquired PUs.  They are "getting to zero" by making PU prevention a top priority for all clinical staff in the VA.


Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss evidence-based strategies and practices proven to reduce pressure ulcers

2. Describe the "hidden" hospital issues which contribute to pressure ulcers


ASL Telehealth Services at 605-622-5035 or 605-622-5588, send an email

Schedule & Location


Date Time Location
1. Thu, May 23 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Avera St. Lukes Videoconference Studio

Location Details

  • Avera St. Lukes Videoconference Studio