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Wound Healing And Skin Restoration - Wound Care

Author: Noah H. Carpenter, MD

CE: 2.5 hours
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 2047 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. This is the fourth in a six-part series on wound care.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction
II.           Wound Healing and Tissue Restoration
1.   Skin Grafting
2.   Growth Factors
III.        Treatment of Infections
1.   Wound Culture and Antibiotic Treatment
2.   Cleaning, Debridement and Pain Control
3.   Compression Stocking Therapy
4.   Unna Boot
IV.         Pain Management
1.   Background Pain
2.   Incident Pain
3.   Procedural Pain
4.   Operative Pain
5.   Pain Assessment
V.            Summary

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