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THA Webinar | COVID-19 and Pressure Injuries – Webinar with National Expert

April 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Dr. Joyce Black of the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) will describe unique skin phenomenon in COVID-19 infection that can be confused with pressure injuries, particularly deep tissue injuries. She will discuss the NPIAP position on unavoidable pressure injuries with COVID-19 patients due to the pathophysiology of the disease and its necessary treatment. Guidelines for distinguishing pressure injuries from “COVID skin” will be shared along with pressure injury prevention strategies for this high-risk population. This will be a joint education session for hospitals, state surveyors, and post-acute care organizations. The information is important for risk managers, quality professionals, wound care nurses, nurse leaders, physicians, and patient care staff.

View the TCPS COVID and the Skin Information Sheet.

Contact Rhonda Dickman with any questions.

 

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