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Skin Care And Prevention Of Wounds

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 4 hours
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 2587 reviews

Course Summary

Skin is the body's largest organ, and it serves as a vital shield of armor for the other organs. Protecting the skin is critical to maintaining good health and quality of life. Regardless of the cause, once chronic wounds affect the skin, patients suffer both physically and emotionally. Medical professionals are called upon to develop skin care and wound prevention strategies to ensure long-term patient skin health and to identify risk factors before they have a negative effect on their patients.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Skin Anatomy And Physiology
  3. Skin Injuries And Wounds
    1. Wound Causes and Types
    2. Wound Healing Process
    3. Factors Affecting Wound Healing
  4. Medication And Wound Healing
    1. Glucocorticoids
    2. Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
    3. Chemotherapeutic Drugs
  5. Lifestyle And Wound Complications
    1. Obesity
    2. Alcohol Consumption
    3. Smoking
    4. Nutrition
  6. Categories Of Wound Healing - General Wound Care Measures
  7. Venous Stasis Ulcers
    1. Causes of a Venous Ulcer
    2. Signs and Symptoms
    3. Treatment
    4. Prevention
    5. Manual Lymphatic Drainage
    6. Self-Care
    7. Wound-Healing Society Guidelines
  8. Diabetic Ulcers
    1. Causes
    2. Signs and Symptoms
    3. Treatment
    4. Prevention
    5. Patient History
    6. Foot Care
    7. Patient Education
    8. Surgical Interventions
    9. Cilostazol
    10. Multidisciplinary Approach
  9. Pressure Ulcers
    1. Stages of Pressure Ulcers
    2. Urinary Incontinence
    3. Bowel Incontinence
    4. Risk Assessment
    5. Prevention
    6. Management of Pressure Ulcers
  10. Scar Tissue
    1. Types of Scars
    2. Treatment and Management
    3. Medications
    4. Self-care Measures
  11. Summary

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