CNA Publication March 2018: Pressure Ulcer Prevention
A pressure ulcer is localized injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure.
A pressure ulcer can also be called: (Select all that apply)
What areas are the 4 most common areas prone to developing pressure ulcers? (Select all that apply)
Which of the following are risk factors for developing pressure ulcers? (Select all that apply)
Poor circulation to the legs and feet
Inability to move without assistance
Allergies to antibiotics
Would it be recommended for a resident to sleep on a alternating air flow mattress if they were immobile and unable to turn and position themselves?
If you received a new resident and noticed that they were incontinent of urine every time you helped them to the bathroom. They are not currently on a toileting schedule. What would you do?
Take the resident to the bathroom when they ask to go.
Tell the nurse and ask if the resident can be put on a toileting schedule.
.Do nothing. Just make sure they have lots of incontinence products available.
You notice that your resident's left heel is red, warm to the touch, and they are saying that it hurts to put any pressure on the heel. They are also asking to go to the bathroom. What should you do?
Apply lotion and rub the lotion into the left heel and then put on their socks and shoes before getting them up.
Tell the nurse before you attempt to get them up.
Tell the resident, "It will be fine, but right now you have to walk to the bathroom."
Tell the resident that they will be okay and then go get a wheelchair to get them to the bathroom.
Your resident currently has a pressure ulcer that is open and you noticed that when you came in this morning, there is more drainage than yesterday and it has a foul odor. What should you do?
Notify the nurse and ask him/her to check it before getting the resident up for the day.
Get the resident up, put a towel over the area so that it doesn't soil any of their clothing
Go get the Doctor.
Do nothing, continue with their care and get them up.