Purpose and Objectives



General Purpose

To provide an overview of pressure ulcer identification and staging, pressure ulcer survey procedures, and pressure ulcer prevention for accuracy in data collection.


Learning Objectives

After reviewing the training modules and passing module tests, you will be able to:

  • Accurately classify/stage pressure ulcers from photographs and wound description
  • Differentiate a pressure ulcer from other types of wounds and skin injuries
  • Describe pressure ulcer data collection procedures
  • Describe pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention interventions
  • Distinguish among a community-acquired, hospital-acquired, and unit-acquired pressure ulcer


This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


AANN Approval Code: 1015/2/02. Press Ganey is the sole provider and sponsor of this course.


All nurse planners and content specialists for this course have agreed to present information fairly and without bias, based on generally accepted scientific principles and methods, and not promote the commercial interests of Press Ganey during the session.


2 contact hours will be awarded to learners who participate in the entire activity and complete the evaluation.


The learner must successfully complete all 4 modules in one sitting.