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Activity Steps

Purpose of Activity

To provide information on whether incremental positioning and/or weight shifts reduce hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) on the sacrum/buttocks of critical care patients.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Describe issues related to HAPI occurrence and prevention, including the use of positioning devices.
  2. Identify the effects on critically ill patients of elevating the head of the bed and turning.
Price: $17.95


  • ANCC 1.5 CH
  • DC - BON 1.5 CH
  • FL - BON 1.5 CH
  • GA - BON 1.5 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.

Test Code: JWOCN0717
Published: Jul/Aug 2017
Expires: 6/4/2021
Required Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: Lee Ann Krapfl , RN, CWOCN; Julia Langin, RN, CWON, CMSRN; Caitlin A. Pike, MLS, AHIP;Patricia Pezzella, RN, CWOCN
Specialties: Wound