It’s Just a Stage 1 Pressure Injury. Or is it? - WEB-RD338

It’s Just a Stage 1 Pressure Injury. Or is it?

by Pamela G. Damron, MSN, RN, CWON
(4.7 / 112 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

Price: $20.00
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Under pressure: just a blanchable event or an underlying injury? It can be much more difficult to distinguish a deeper tissue injury from a stage 1 injury when assessing darker skin tones versus very light skin tones. The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel modified descriptive language from pressure ulcer to pressure injury in 2016. Since skin can look very different based on an individual’s skin tone, it’s important to fortify assessment skills with tips you can use to help prevent “missed” deeper injuries.


The goal of this presentation is to describe the differences between deep tissue injuries and stage 1 pressure injuries, especially in dark skin tones. Upon completion of this webinar, learners will be able to:
  • Explain the differences between deep tissue injuries and stage 1 pressure injuries.
  • Identify risk factors for patients who develop deep tissue injuries and stage 1 pressure injuries.
  • Collaborate interprofessionally with members of the healthcare team to address prevention of skin injuries.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, nursing assistants, dietitians, occupational therapists, pharmacists and physical therapists.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials.  This is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 3020, 3060, 3090, 5380 and performance indicators of 2.3.2, 2.3.5, 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.3.6, 10.1.2, 10.1.3, 10.4.4. 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 7/17/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/17/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/17/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Bhavna A - greenville , NC  ·  Jun 13, 2019
Importance of nutrition in healing of pressure injuries
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Valerie B - Fort Myers, FL  ·  May 20, 2019
Skin care is an important factor in wound prevention & care
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Kelly H - Tampa, FL  ·  May 19, 2019
Great info that I will use when evaluating patients.
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Hortencia R - Windsor, CA  ·  May 13, 2019
I would recommend this to my peers
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Charles P - Pembroke Pines, FL  ·  Apr 12, 2019
good course on stage 1 pressure injuries
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