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Activity Steps

Purpose of Activity

To present the evidence related to a unique phenomenon of purplemaroon discoloration of the buttocks developing in home-care patients, along with a recommendation for labeling this phenomenon and contrasting it with other types of skin injury.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

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

  1. Recall the cause and features of chronic pressure injury.
  2. Distinguish the various types of skin injuries.
  3. Specify the key characteristics of pressure injuries.
Price: $17.95


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

Lippincott Professional Development 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 Professional Development 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.

Test Code: JWOCN0519
Published: May/Jun 2019
Expires: 6/4/2021
Required Passing Score: 14/18 (77%)
Authors: Mary F. Mahoney, MSN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN; Barbara J. Rozenboom, BSN,RN, CWON
Categories: Skin/Wound Care
Topics: Pressure Injury