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“Saving Face: Respiratory Device Related Pressure Injury Prevention”

Saxe Communications and Philips* present…“Saving Face: Respiratory Device Related Pressure Injury Prevention”

Medical devices have been considered a risk factor for the development of pressure injuries, with as many as 30% to 70% of medical device-related pressure injuries resulting from respiratory equipment. This webinar will provide an overview of skin pressure injury including causes, stages of injury, and prevention interventions and with attention to both traditional pressure injury as well as medical device-related injury. With a focus on respiratory devices, this webinar will discuss the cost of pressure injuries to the hospital and to the patient, respiratory device-related bundle elements for all respiratory devices, review the most commonly occurring respiratory device injuries and the locations on the face, and review the NIPPV specific interventions we can use to protect patients. Discussion on pressure ulcers related to proning will be addressed.

Learning Objectives  |  At the end of this educational session attendees will be able to identify: 

  1. Respiratory device pressure injury bundle elements
  2. The relationship between patient mask leak and pressure injuries
  3. Define pressure injury causes and stages
  4. Discuss types of skin injury and prevention tips

Target Audience:  Nurses and Respiratory Therapists


Denise Lauderbaugh, MPH, BSRT, RRT, RRT-NPS  |  Clinical Practice Specialist-Respiratory  |  Rady Children’s Hospital  |San Diego, CA and Vicki Haugen, MPH, BSN, RN, CWOCN  |  Nurse Consultant  |  Boothbay, ME

Continuing Education for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour. Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care. This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032

Educational support provided by Philips*

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