The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with information about the process of wound healing and interventions that may advance or hinder it in order to support the use of evidence-based practice and improve patient health. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Describe pressure injuries and ulcers and how they develop.
2. Accurately identify pressure injury stages.
3. List key points of patient history and physical examination, and describe how the different body systems impact pressure injury development and healing.
4. Perform a comprehensive wound assessment.
5. Discuss the stages of wound healing.
6. Describe the different approaches to wound debridement and cleansing.
7. List the different types of dressing materials available for wound care.
8. Outline the necessary components of evaluating and monitoring wound healing.
This 5-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.