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Holistic Approaches To Wound Healing - Wound Care

Author: Noah H. Carpenter, MD

CE: 2.5 hours
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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. This is the sixth in a six-part series on wound care.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

  • I.              Introduction
    II.           Holistic Healing
    1.   Patient Education
    2.   Nutritional Guidance
    3.   Emotional Support
    III.        Preparing Patients for Home Care
    IV.         Wound Prevention
    1.   Skin Protection
    2.   Incontinence and Skin Breakdown
    3.   Repositioning and Turning
    4.   Venous Ulcer and Circulation
    5.   Arterial Insufficiency Interventions
    6.   Glucose Control and Diabetic Skin Care
    7.   Wound Specialist Training and Certification
    V.            Summary

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