By Miriam Rodin MD, PhD
Pressure ulcers are a serious hazard of hospitalization for some older adult patients. This CHAMP session will equip learners to teach residents and medical students to: routinely perform a complete skin examination; perform a wound evaluation at bedside on teaching rounds; formulate an effective plan of wound care including prognosis for healing; recognize harmful or ineffective management techniques for wound care; include wound care and prevention in the problem list and management plan; and appreciate the magnitude of the cost and care burden of chronic wounds. Teaching materials include a one-hour slide presentation, a pocket teaching card and sample evaluation form.
For a comprehensive explanation of CHAMP, please refer to the CHAMP Overview and User's Guide.