Here are some of the highlights for this micro-credential.

  • No admission requirements, no application process, no pre-requisites, open to anyone

  • Learn at your own pace using a computer, tablet or smartphone

  • Take up to 90 days to complete the course

  • Receive a certificate of course completion and digital badge for successfully completing the course which can be shared on social media (e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter), downloaded as a PDF, or even embedded in an email signature

Micro-credential Overview

In this short 5-hr micro-credential, learners will explore the differences in pressure injury (PI) stages according to National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel.  Learners will discover moisture-associated skin damage from a pressure injury and define skin changes at life's end and how this phenomenon is present across health care sectors.  Learners will also review the concept of avoidable and unavoidable pressure injuries and other skin changes as part of the critical illness or dying.

Learners will also explore pressure injury care planning and the importance of patient-centric care, as well as interprofessional team members required for pressure ulcer assessment and treatment.  Learners will also recognize how to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for a pressure injury patient with their circle of care.

Learners who successfully complete the course will earn a digital badge and certificate of course completion that can be downloaded and shared via social media. 

You will have access to the course for 90 days to work through the content.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this micro-credential, you should be able to:

  • Examine the components of comprehensive pressure injury patient assessments

  • Apply patient assessment findings to optimize pressure injury treatment


    1. Introduction from Sault College's eLearning Department

    2. Before we begin...

    3. What is asynchronous online self-directed learning?

    4. Learner Resources and Supports

    5. Technology Requirements

    6. Privacy and Accessibility Policies

    7. Navigation

    8. Learner Introductions

    9. Discussion Forum: Learner Engagement

    10. Technical Discussion Forum

    11. Help & Contact Information

    1. Welcome and Micro-credential Information

    2. Overview

    3. Learning Outcomes

    4. Modes of Learning

    1. Lesson 1: Learning Objectives

    2. Lesson 1: Mandatory Readings

    3. Classification of Pressure Injuries

    4. Lesson 1: Six Stages of Pressure Injuries

    5. Lesson 1: Staging System

    6. Knowledge Check

    7. Lesson 1: Pressure injuries

    8. Lesson 1: Pressure Injuries

    9. Lesson 1: Differential Diagnosis

    10. Knowledge Check

    11. Lesson 1: References

    12. Lesson 1: Summary

    13. Lesson 1: Quiz

    1. Lesson 2: Learning Objectives

    2. Lesson 2: Mandatory Readings

    3. Lesson 2: Pressure Injury Risk Assessments

    4. Lesson 2: Braden Scale

    5. Lesson 2: Risk Assessment

    6. Knowledge Check

    7. Lesson 2: Therapeutic Support

    8. Lesson 2: What Does the Literature Say?

    9. Lesson 2: What Does the Literature Say? Continued

    10. Lesson 2: What Does the Literature Say? Continued

    11. Knowledge Check

    12. Lesson 2: What Does the Literature Say? Continued

    13. Lesson 2: References

    14. Lesson 2: Summary

    15. Lesson 2: Quiz

    1. Lesson 3: Learning Objectives

    2. Lesson 3: Mandatory Readings

    3. Lesson 3: Pressure injury

    4. Lesson 3: Pressure Injury

    5. Lesson 3: Knowledge Check

    6. Lesson 3: References

    7. Lesson 3: Summary

    8. Lesson 3: Quiz

    1. Lesson 4: Learning Objectives

    2. Lesson 4: PI Inter-professional Team Approach

    3. Lesson 4: PI Inter-professional Team Approach Continued

    4. Lesson 4: Summary

    5. Lesson 4: References

    6. Lesson 4: Quiz

About this course

  • $124.99
  • 77 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content

Industry Expert

Dermatologist and Internist Dr. Gary Sibbald

WoundPedia is dedicated to high-quality interprofessional wound education. When Dr. Sibbald co-founded the International Interprofessional Wound Care Course (IIWCC) in 1999, he was keenly aware of the need for evidence-informed resources to bridge knowledge and practice gaps in the clinical setting. Dr. Sibbald is a dermatologist and internist with a special interest in wound care and education. He is a professor of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto and an international wound care key opinion leader (educator, clinician, and clinical researcher). Dr. Sibbald is a co-founder of the Canadian Association of Wound Care and was the former Director of the Wound Healing Clinic at Women's College Hospital. He is also a past president of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies (2012-2016).

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