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Etiology Of Skin Wounds And Ulcers - Wound Care

Author: Noah Carpenter

CE: 2.5 hours
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 3314 reviews

Course Summary

Although many types of wounds are easily treated, some require specialized care in order to resolve or treat the primary cause and to avoid complications. Health clinicians specializing in wound prevention and treatment focus on patients with an acute or chronic skin injury, related disease, and medical treatment. Increasingly, wound care specialists are adopting a holistic approach to treatment, coordinating efforts between interdisciplinary team members to ensure that all aspects of a patient's physical and mental health are met during the acute and long-term phases of the treatment plan.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction
II.           Etiology of Wound Development
1.   Skin Injuries
2.   Chronic Disease
3.   Medical and Surgical Treatment
4.   Inflammatory Phase
5.   Proliferative Phase
6.   Remodeling Phase
III.        Wound Types
1.   Pressure Ulcers
2.   Unstageable Wound
3.   Deep Tissue Injury
4.   Kennedy Terminal Ulcer
5.   Factors Contributing to Pressure Ulcers
6.   Arterial Insufficiency
IV.         Wound Risk Factors
1.   Insufficient Oxygen
2.   Malnutrition
3.   Immobility
4.   Comorbidities
5.   Medications
V.            Summary

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