The Science of Support Surfaces: Nomenclature, Design for Performance and Selection

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Online Course
1.0 Credits
Course Type
Online Course

Learning Objectives

  • Review National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) classification, definition, and
  • description of support surfaces
  • Describe technologies used to address extrinsic risk factors
  • Learn how to use support surfaces for prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers
  • Examine the evidence for therapy support surface selection



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