Interactive Discussion & Demonstrations
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Pressure Sores: Tips for the GNA
This DVD shares the expertise of a long-term care team including: a geriatrician, a RN certified wound care specialist, a LPN and a GNA. Together, they address the important role of the GNA in the preventing and healing of pressure sores. More than any other team member, the GNA’s vital role in daily care insures the prevention of pressure sores. When pressure sores are present, the GNA is essential to the team effort following through on the specific recommendations.
This program includes factual information presented by team members as well as bedside examination of pressure sores. Content addresses: definition of a pressure sores; stages of pressure sores; risk factors for developing pressure sores; and management strategies. This essential information is key for staff development; increasing awareness of the problem; fostering skills to identify signs of skin problems; and, defining the daily role nursing assistants must assume in prevention and wound healing. Filmed on-location in a long-term care facility, the reality of pressure sores is clearly documented. Appropriate for staff working in long-term care; assisted-living; home care and for students training to work with the elderly.
Topics: skin care, bed sores, pressure sore
Audience: Long-term care, hospice and home health care staff; students in allied health training programs
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