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Wound Care: Part 2

Wound Care: Part 2

Course author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
Contact Hours: 3.5
Price: $10.47
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Price includes all materials and certificate of completion.

Target audience:
   Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses,
   Licensed Practical Nurses, and Medical Assistants

Format: Homestudy
This course expires on: 1/19/2018
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Course Description
Although many types of wounds are easily treated, some require specialized expertise in order to resolve or treat the primary cause and to prevent additional wounds. Registered nurses and advanced RNs who opt to specialize in wound care provide an important skillset to patients suffering from chronic or acute injury, disease, or medical treatment. Most of these nurses adopt a holistic approach, coordinating efforts from the medical team to ensure that all aspects of a patient's health are considered in the treatment plan. These nurses provide both initial and ongoing wound care and serve as a resource to prepare the patient to continue care at home. As wound care is a rapidly advancing field, continuing education is necessary to ensure that nurses stay on top of the latest techniques and strategies. Nurses also have several options for certification in the field of wound care. The purpose of this course is to provide nursing professionals with knowledge of wound risk, phases of development and healing.

Course Outline
  1. Introduction
  2. Wound Assessment
    1. Foreign Bodies
    2. Sensation
    3. Blood Flow
  3. Development Of A Treatment Plan
    1. Wound Cleansing
    2. Debridement
      1. Sharp debridement
      2. Autolytic debridement
      3. Mechanical debridement
      4. Enzymatic debridement
      5. Biological debridement
    3. Moist Wound Bed and Healing
  4. Wound Protection And Dressing Types
    1. Wound Exudate and Dressing Selection
      1. Dry dressing
      2. Wet-to-Dry dressing
      3. Hydrocolloid dressing
      4. Alginate dressing
      5. Hydrofiber dressing
      6. Additional considerations for the management of exudate
  5. Summary
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NurseCe4Less is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (ANCC)


The author, planning committee, and reviewers have no financial or other conflicts of interest related to this course. There is no sponsorship or commercial support used for this course.

There is no "off label" usage of drugs or products discussed in this course.

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