Wound Care 101

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Course Description

Chronic wounds do not improve in a predictable or typical trajectory and may persist for months or years. Underlying disease processes, extrinsic factors such as pressure and shear, nutritional factors, age, and comorbid conditions contribute to wound nonhealing. With increased prevalence, morbidity, mortality, and high financial burden associated with chronic wounds, the need to provide evidence-based wound care is imperative. Effective and comprehensive nursing care for people with wounds requires knowledge of wound etiology, presentation, and management. All nurses need more knowledge about the care of wounds. This course will delineate basic wound identification and etiologic description as well as address nonhealing risk factors.  

Intended Audience

This course is appropriate for LPNs, RNs, APRNs, Physician Assistants, and Medical Assistants.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, healthcare professionals will be able to: 

  • Recognize main wound etiologies and characteristics that define each  
  • Describe the prevalence of wounds in nursing practice  
  • Discuss the importance of basic wound identification in any setting 
Credit/Contact Hours
    Director of Wound and Vascular Services, University of Toledo Medical Center
  • English
Release Date
February 1, 2023
Expiration Date
February 1, 2026
Instructional Methods
  • Assessment Review with Rationale
  • Case Studies
  • Slides Presentation
  • Ungraded Self Assessment-Lesson Recall
  • Video Narration
  • Autograded and Quiz Retakes Allowed
  • Daily CE Broker Reporting for Registered Boards
  • Graded Final Quiz
  • Passing 80%+
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